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HAMBURG: August 09, 2018. Arkon Allied Container (AAC), a group of feeder vessel owners and charterers who have formed AAC to jointly market their vessels and reduce costs, is now open for business following a successful antitrust audit.

Founded by Arkon Shipping, AAC shareholders also include Jüngerhans, Wessels, HS Schiffahrt, Nordic and Jebsen plus charter specialists Ole Gabs and Wolfgang Klodwig who say they are open to adding more shareholders to AAC if they have the right vessels.

Arkon Shipping“During times of general consolidation in the shipping world, Industry 4.0, increasing digitalisation and the endemic paradigm shift, where shipping is once again becoming part of an industrial supply chain, the formation of industrial partnerships makes sense and is a beneficial step,” commented Torsten Westphal, Arkon managing partner and a managing director of AAC.

In March last year the Rhenus Group acquired 40 percent of Arkon Shipping that manages a fleet of 120 vessels and specialises in European coastal and container feeder services plus global heavylift and project shipping.

“European short-sea shipping is part of the range of services provided by Rhenus. We’ve been able to gain a partner in the shape of Arkon to significantly expand this service and make it more flexible,” explained Thomas Maassen, a member of the Rhenus Port Logistics management team.

“Arkon’s experience in forming shipping pools has made the company one of the market leaders in European short-sea shipping. We want to jointly consolidate this position,” he added.

AAC members broker Torsten Westphal and shipowners Herm and Stefan Jüngerhans and Gerd Wessels are also shareholders in Arkon.

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