Here at Ahrenkiel Steamship, innovation builds upon tradition: modern shipping is sustained by experienced employees. That is how we practice shipping for our customers.
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Ahrenkiel Steamship is a technical ship management company located in Hamburg, Germany, with a branch office in Rhoon, Netherlands, managing its own fleet and those of selected customers. Our focus is on container ships between 1,000 and 3,000 TEU. As a company that is part of the MPC Capital Group, we offer our customers commercial management via Contchart, as well as investment management and access to the financial market via the MPC Capital Group.
Our company is based on a foundation of innovation and tradition. As a modern and future-oriented shipping company, we build upon the decades of experience of our three founding companies. Our employees and their expertise are our most valuable asset.
We value our people and encourage innovative thinking at sea and onshore. Together we continually strive to supply efficient and high-quality ship management services to our customers.
Our vision is to become the preferred ship manager while maintaining the highest standard of customer satisfaction and to deliver sustained growth to our shareholders as a result.
Ahrenkiel Steamship is part of the MPC Capital Group. It was founded in April 2014, when the shipping companies MPC Steamship and Thien & Heyenga merged with the Ahrenkiel-Group. Read more about our history here.
Our service offer would not be complete without our partners. They give us the possibility to support our customers in all areas.
Marlow Navigation is a globally recognised and reliable partner in the field of crew management. With a network that comprises more than 10 countries, roughly 800 employees on land and 14,000 employees at sea, Marlow is our partner for crewing.
AVB is our joint venture between Ahrenkiel Steamship and H. Vogemann shipping company and specialises in the management of bulk carriers.
Dr Michael Silies studied in Münster, Oxford and Göttingen. He joined MPC Capital in 2003 and has held various executive positions with a focus on shipping. Dr Silies was appointed CEO of Ahrenkiel in the spring of 2015.
Jan-Eric Panitzki has a Master's licence and has been working in the shipping industry since 1984. Having held executive positions at multiple shipping companies, he joined Ahrenkiel Steamship as COO in April 2015.
The fleet list of Ahrenkiel Steamship comprises all container ships and their detailed specifications. The bulk carriers are managed by Ahrenkiel Vogemann Bulk.
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MPC Capital further expands shipping business with institutional investors
Hamburg, 23 October 2018 - MPC Maritime Investments GmbH ("MPC Maritime"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of MPC Capital AG (Deutsche Börse Scale, ISIN DE000A1TNWJ4), has acquired three Panamax-sized container vessels on behalf of an international investor. The transaction volume amounted to USD 42 million.
In the current year, MPC Maritime has procured a total of 9 single and multi-asset deals with an investment volume of more than USD 110 million. The focus of the newly acquired vessels is on bigger container ships, supplemented by bulkers and one tanker. The majority of the vessels are technically managed by Ahrenkiel Steamship and commercially managed by Contchart. Both companies are wholly-owned subsidiaries of MPC Capital AG and were originally set-up to focus on container ships and bulkers. Most recently, Ahrenkiel has begun offering management services for tanker vessels.
Following the successful launch of MPC Container Ships ASA last year focusing on feeder container vessels, the MPC Capital Group is asserting its role as a leading specialist for sourcing, financing and managing maritime assets. Moving forward MPC Capital plans to further expand its business with managed accounts in order to meet increasing investor demand for attractive maritime assets.
As of 30 June 2018, MPC Capital has EUR 5.2 billion in assets under management (AUM). For the first time over half of this amount is attributable to business with institutional investors, underpinning the successful transformation of MPC Capital's business model towards institutional clients. Shipping assets today make up 44 % (EUR 2.3 billion) of all real assets managed by the MPC Capital Group.
Second round financing of MPC Container Ships AS successfully completed
Hamburg/Oslo, June 9, 2017 - 'MPC Container Ships AS' today raised a further USD 75 million as part of a capital increase with international institutional investors. With the new funds, additional feeder container ships will be acquired in the size between 1,000 and 3,000 standard containers (TEUs) on the second-hand market.
The initial raise of USD 100 million in April 2017 was almost fully invested within just one month. The fleet of MPC Container Ships AS currently consists of 13 container ships and is managed mainly by the MPC Capital subsidiaries Ahrenkiel Steamship and Contchart.
Since the end of May, the shares of MPC Container Ships AS have been trading on the Merkur Market of the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker 'MPCC-ME'. The company has its offices and is registered in Oslo.
Shipping by people – our employees are the most important factor for our company, both ashore and on board.
Ahrenkiel Steamship is proud to be part of the MPC Group. MPC Capital AG provides Ahrenkiel Steamship with HR Services throughout the entire working cycle. Please visit their website at www.mpc-capital.de/careers to find career opportunities at Ahrenkiel Steamship. We will be glad to receive your application.
For jobs on board our vessels, please contact our partner Marlow Shipmanagement. We are looking forward to welcoming you on board!
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Ahrenkiel Steamship GmbH & Co. KG
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Ahrenkiel Steamship B.V.
3161 GR Rhoon, Netherlands
TEL+31 10 669 0241