Zeamarine appoints new Italian agent

GENOA, Italy: March 2019. Zeamarine, the 2018 result of combining the tramp and liner operations of Zeaborn Chartering, Intermarine and Rickmers-Line, has appointed Hugo Trumpy as its Italian agent for the transport of heavy lift, breakbulk and project cargoes.

Founded in 1876 as a ship’s agency, Hugo Trumpy has over 70 local port offices throughout the country and will handle all operational and commercial activities of Zeamarine, including liner services from June 01 when it replaces the company’s current representative Gruppo Scerni.

“With Hugo Trumpy, we have chosen a well-known and respected agency network to cover the important Italian market,” said Zeamarine chief commercial officer Dominik Stehle. “The partners in Zeamarine have already been highly committed to [their] customers in Italy in the past [and] will continue to maintain these long-term relationships in partnership with Hugo Trumpy.”

Zeamarine operates a fleet of around 80 multi-purpose heavy lift vessels ranging from 6,300 dwt. to 30,000 dwt. with a lift capacity of 80 tonnes to 1,400 tonnes. Services from 21 offices include brokerage, chartering activities, cargo operations and supervision, and cargo engineering solutions.

Hugo Trumpy CEO Valdemar Boesgaard added: “We are proud and excited to be able to provide the Italian shipping market with the wide range of tramp and liner services, backed by a versatile fleet of modern multipurpose heavy lift vessels.”