RAO Tanker

RAO Tanker

Customer information: RAO Tankers to cease operations

Dear customers,

We would like to inform you that we will be ceasing the business operations of RAO Tankers in the next couple of weeks, and that the existing charter commitments of RAO Tankers will be transferred to the Handytankers pool in the weeks ahead.

With this decision, Hamburg Süd is continuing to pursue its strategy of concentrating exclusively on the container logistics business, as part of a process that already began last year with the sale of Hamburg Süd’s dry bulk business operated under the name RAO to Swire Bulk.

Before ceasing operations, we will naturally do everything to ensure that your current business with us continues as usual, and that the transition goes completely smoothly for you. Until then and until further notice, the vessels will still remain under our control.

It goes without saying that we are available at any time to answer any questions you may have, and that we will promptly inform you about any new developments that are relevant to you.

Above all else, the entire RAO Tankers team would like to express its profound gratitude to you for your excellent and sometimes multiyear collaboration and support. Many great business relations as well as friendships have arisen in the 68-year history of RAO. We are confident that the Handytankers pool team will continue to provide you with excellent support.

Your RAO Tankers team

September 21, 2020

We deliver your liquid bulk commodities

Our product tankers are used for the shipment of so-called “liquid bulk commodities”, such as fuel oil, aviation fuel and diesel, but also light chemicals. With such commodities, a distinction is made between “dirty” cargoes (e.g., crude, bunker and heavy heating oil) and “clean” cargoes (e.g., petrol, kerosene and naphtha).

In the product tanker segment, RAO Tanker has specialized in smaller units of so-called “medium-range (MR) product carriers” with capacities of up to 51,000 metric tons. The ships deployed by RAO Tanker are all equipped with double hulls to protect the environment. Unlike the large supertankers, they can also call at smaller ports and feature a large number of pumping and loading systems, which makes it possible to fill separate tank sections with different cargo. All tanks are coated and equipped with special high-pressure sprinkler systems, which allows them to be thoroughly cleaned.

Our product tankers, which are under way worldwide, tend to be chartered for the medium or long term.

Please find detailed information about our product carrier fleet here .

RAO ship St. Jacobi | © Dietmar Hasenpusch

Do you have any further questions?

General contact
E-Mail: Fax: +49 40 3705 2328

Surname Firstname Telephone Cellphone
Nechwatal Leif +49 40 3705 2405 +49 172 8384 030
Wessel Lars +49 40 3705 2305 +49 172 3168 512

Surname Firstname Telephone Cellphone
Dünow Mirian +49 40 3705 2352 +49 172 4540 158
Neumann Christian +49 40 3705 2363 +49 172 4288 132
Paulsen Kirsten +49 40 3705 2337 +49 172 6636 786

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