- New operator STV open to investors
- Co-operative founded for container feeder ships – 200 member companies joint already
- New co-operative
New operator STV open to investors
Innovative concept allows direct investment on an equal footing - Countercyclical investments with experienced partners A new shipping company going by the name of STV, Shipping Trust & Values, has been founded in Haren (Ems), Germany's third largest shipping location. Professional and institutional investors are thus being offered the opportunity to invest directly in a shipping company on an equal footing with experienced partners. The diversity of opportunities in the current market environment is to be exploited using countercyclical investments in order to create the basis for sustainable return and a solid investment ...
Co-operative founded for container feeder ships – 200 member companies joint already
Representatives of shipping companies from all over Northern Germany and the neighboring Netherlands have founded the co-operative “CF Container Feeder eG”. The purpose of the co-operative is the coordination and bundling of the shipping activities for feeder container ships provided by the members.
Within a few weeks after the formal founding at the end of 2011, almost 200 ship companies, shipping companies and charterers from all of Northern Germany as well as the Netherlands have joined. The co-operative is open for additional companies to put the co-operative on basis as strong as possible. The co-operative addresses shipping companies, ship funds, issuing houses, freightage brokers, banks, natural persons and other interested groups...
In December 2011, representatives of shipping companies from all over Northern Germany and the Netherlands founded European Minibulk e.G. It is a German co-operative with a European direction. This means that associates from other European countries can also join as members.
The purpose of the co-operative is the bundling of the shipping activities for coasters provided by the members.
The co-operative addresses shipping companies, ship funds, issuing houses, freightage brokers, banks, natural persons and other interested groups.
The objectives of the co-operative include the safeguarding of the relevant markets, efficiency increases for the work of the associated shipping lines, the increase of their costs/return ratios and the associated company results.
This co-operative is a traditional co-operative as it is known in other industrial sectors. For example, the bundling of demand can improve the terms and conditions for procurement. In addition, a coordinated marketing of the ships is also an important activity. In this case, the relationship to the existing trusted broker of the respective shipping lines can be maintained.
The legal form of a co-operative was chosen because it maintains the interests and independence of the associated companies while at the same time it bundles the company interests where the objectives of the associates are uniform and where the bundling achieves advantages for the associates....