Maersk-Rickmers Announces Breakup

The U.S.-flagged joint venture known as Maersk-Rickmers quietly announced this week that its services have been discontinued. The JV, formally known as Maersk-Rickmers U.S. Flag Project Carrier, was formed in September 2011 by Maersk Line, Limited and Rickmers-Linie (Americas) and offered heavy-lift breakbulk and project cargo shipping using two newly-built multi-purpose … [Read more...]

Navy Vessels Get a Lift from the Maersk Texas [IMAGES]

The Maersk Texas, a 19,500 dwt Maersk-Rickmers U.S. flag heavy-lift project carrier recently lifted and moved a pair of support craft for the U.S. Navy, the largest of which weighed in at 220 metric tons.  Both vessels were lifted using the 240 MT Liebherr cranes and have since been transported across the Pacific Ocean. Rigging up a  lift such as this is not a … [Read more...]