Northern Valour: Bernd Kortum's Boxship escapes

Bernd Kortum’s Julie Marie

Oma Kortum & Bernd

NORTHERN VALOUR : two skiffs approached to within 200 metres, the vessel’s master increased speed to 21 knots, mustered all non essential personnel in a safe room and activated self-protection measures.

The skiffs, outpaced by the vessel’s speed, eventually abandoned their attack.
IMO: 9122411
MMSI: 304376000
Callsign: V2GR
Flag: Antigua and Barbuda

Category: Cargo
Beam: 32
Length: 196
Draught: 7.2

RKS: Reederei Karl Schlüter (Karl Schlüter ShippingCompany = RKS)
RKS is an entity of Norddeutsche Vermögen Group of Companies, Hamburg.

The fleet consists of 22 container ships carrying 1700 to 5 000 TEU and are chartered to leading international shipping lines. As marine managers, RKS ranks among the leading contracting parties for shipping companies and their private investors, banks and charterers. RKS initiate the building of new ships and manage supervision at shipyards in Europe, Korea, and China, liaising with government agencies and classification societies in preparation for the ships' service flying under German or other flags. Tradition, close liaison with our business associates, and a high standard of quality are our guiding principles.

Our qualified staff and trainees take care of:

* crew and equipment
* insurance
* Technische Inspektion
* operating
* financing and accounting
* regular reports to the ships' owners
* and maintain good working relations with the charter companies.

About 500 German, Croat, Ukrainian and Philippine members of crew sail on RKS vessels. Karl Schlüter GmbH & Co. KG operate a management system synonymous with quality, safety and environmental protection that is certified by the Germanischer Lloyd classification society.

Behind the 33-year success story of the group North German assets is the entrepreneurial involvement of the owner and manager of the holding company, Dr. Bernd Kortum. With a good understanding of economic opportunities and innovations from the Dr. has founded in 1975 underwriter of a broad-based shipping investment group created Kortum.. Basis of constant growth and sustainable business secret of success was and is the clear commitment to the development of professional skills in-house.. Thus, we ensure that products and services to the high quality requirements of the North German assets in accordance with all. Dies ist unsere Tradition. This is our tradition.. And our commitment to the future.

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