It’s good to see trade is still happening – ER Tokyo and ZEABORN Ship Management

The ER Tokyo is in Port today.
She’s in from Adelaide, soon off to Singapore.
Here she is..
Obviously a container ship, she was built in 2006, so she’s not that old. She flies under the flag of Liberia.
Her gross tonnage is 91649 with a deadweight of 100680.
ER Tokyo is operated by ZEABORN Ship Management. In Fremantle MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company)are the ship’s agents.
ZEABORN Ship Management is a relatively new organisation. Learning more about it is instructive.
Headquartered in Bremen in the north of Germany, Zeaborn Ship Management offers full range ship management activities from locations in Germany, Singapore, Cyprus, Philippines and Romania. Parent company Zeaborn Group is a global, integrated shipping company founded by Kurt Zech, Ove Meyer and Jan-Hendrik Többe in 2013. As of May 2019 it operated a combined fleet of around 50 multipurpose vessel
Since then, ZEABORN Group has bundled its ship management activities for dry cargo vessels – container, bulk and multipurpose – under the brand ZEABORN Ship Management.
In August 2018, E R Schiffahrt & Rickmers Shipmanagement joined forces under the common new brand Zeaborn Ship Management.
In 2019, it expanded again when Claus-Peter Offen Tankschiffreederei (GmbH & Co.) KG (CPO Tankers) was renamed ZEABORN Ship Management Tanker GmbH & Cie. KG (ZEABORN Tankers) and started trading under its new name with effect from 4 November 2019.
ZEABORN Tankers operates as a legally independent company under the brand name ZEABORN Ship Management as well, thus expanding the company’s service portfolio to the wet market for oil and product tankers.
The combined, technically managed fleet of ZEABORN Ship Management currently comprises about 150 container and bulk cargo ships, multipurpose vessels and tankers.
The company employs around 300 people on shore and approximately 4,550 at sea, although just how the covid pandemic is affecting the operations of ZEABORN Ship Management, amongst others in the international shipping trade, will become clearer over the months ahead.

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