Monday, January 21, 2008

New Austrian fire trucks for Vietnam

RICKMERS-LINIE GMBH & CIE. KG (HEAD OFFICE)

NEWS RELEASE

RICKMERS-LINIE SHIPS 26 FIRE-FIGHTING TRUCKS TO VIETNAM

The New Year is only a few weeks old but Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg based specialist for breakbulk, heavylift and project cargoes, has already shipped an extraordinary consignment: 26 pieces, every one red and identical in every respect. This cargo was loaded onto the Pearl String vessel, Rickmers Seoul, at the beginning of January 2008.

This ‘red cargo’ consisted of 26 fire trucks that Austrian manufacturer Rosenbauer is shipping to Vietnam where they will be used at different fire brigade stations across the country. The 26 trucks are 7.60m long and weigh eight tons each. They are scheduled to arrive in Haiphong on 5 February 2008.

The booking of this cargo was carried out by the German forwarding agent deugro (Deutschland) Projekt GmbH, Stuttgart. The trucks were driven to the DP World Breakbulk Terminal at the Churchill Dock in Antwerp, where they were loaded onto the ocean vessel.

Coincidentally, Rickmers Seoul was the first Rickmers-Linie’s “Round-the-World Pearl String Service” vessel to be handled in Antwerp by DP World Breakbulk since Rickmers-Line joined DP World Antwerp and Conti-Lines as a shareholder in the terminal on 1 January 2008.

For more information, contact:

Rickmers-Linie GmbH & CIE. KG (Head Office)
Neumühlen 19
Hamburg 22763
Germany
Phone: +49 40-38 91 77-200
Fax: +49 40-38 91 77-274