26-Oct-2018

Kai von Taube to assume operational responsibility for ZEAMARINE line and tramp shipping from Ulrich Ulrichs

Kai von Taube to assume operational responsibility for ZEAMARINE line and tramp shipping from Ulrich Ulrichs -  1 Kai von Taube to assume operational responsibility for ZEAMARINE line and tramp shipping from Ulrich Ulrichs -  2 Kai von Taube to assume operational responsibility for ZEAMARINE line and tramp shipping from Ulrich Ulrichs

Bremen/Hamburg, 26 October 2018. Kai von Taube will assume the role of Managing Director, ZEAMARINE effective Q4 2018. He will take over the operative business of Ulrich Ulrichs’ areas of responsibility that include the management of the Company’s liner and tramp services. Ulrich Ulrichs will leave the Company amiably on his own accord at the end of December 2018 to pursue other opportunities.

“After steering Rickmers Line through turbulent waters for seven years, I have decided that it is time for a change and a break before I seek new challenges. With ZEABORN’s Managing Partners and my colleagues at ZEAMARINE, I have agreed to continue putting all my skills, my expertise and my knowledge at the disposal of the company until I leave to ensure a smooth transition. I will systematically hand over all of my other current tasks and responsibilities, step by step, to my successor. Until that time, I will continue to act as the managing director of Rickmers-Line GmbH & Co. KG in Hamburg”, explained Ulrich Ulrichs. 

At the turn of the year, Kai von Taube will assume full profit responsibility for ZEAMARINE Carrier, together with Frank Fischer and Nicki Schumacher. With more than 15 years of international experience in the MPP segment, Kai von Taube is well equipped for his new role. Following the completion of his vocational training as a shipping agent at a liner service company, Kai von Taube worked in a variety of international locations with a focus on Asia, holding executive positions: for example, as Line-Manager Asia-USA and General Manager Line-Management. He currently holds the positions of Director Line-Management and holder of commercial power of attorney. In these positions, Kai von Taube manages all shipping areas for the line and tramp services, including pricing, routing, space allocations and budget responsibility. From the beginning of next year, his portfolio will also include full profit responsibility. 

“We thank Ulrich Ulrichs for his outstanding performance in his areas of responsibility and wish him all the best for both his professional and private future. The door will always remain open for him at ZEABORN”, said Ove Meyer and Jan-Hendrik Többe, ZEABORN Group’s Managing Partners. 

“In Kai von Taube, we have an experienced shipping executive whom we wish every success in the operative management of ZEAMARINE Carrier”, said Andre Grikitis, CEO of ZEAMARINE. 

  

ZEABORN Group 

The ZEABORN Group was founded by Kurt Zech together with Ove Meyer and Jan-Hendrik Többe in 2013 as a global, integrated shipping company that provides services along the entire value-added chain and meets capital market requirements. Along with the basic principles of transparency and fair partnership, the strategic aim of ZEABORN is to further expand its fleet, both under commercial and technical management, as well as maximise the benefit for tonnage operated. In the MPP segment, ZEABORN is already managing the second-largest fleet worldwide. In addition to the purchase of resale tonnage, the company’s focus is on the establishment of strategic partnerships and the expansion of its team in the area of technical and commercial management. www.zeaborn.com 

 

Press contact:
Holger Römer, ZEABORN GmbH & Co. KG,
Marcusallee 35, 28359 Bremen, Germany
c/o Zech Group GmbH, August-Bebel-Allee 1, 28329 Bremen
Phone: +49 (0)421 4100 7113, Mobile: +49 (0)151 1172 0982 
Email: hroemer@zeaborn.com