RAO Tanker

RAO Tanker

Customer information: Sale of Rudolf A. Oetker

Dear customers,

Hamburg Süd Group has exited its bulk/tramp shipping business and sold its Rudolf A. Oetker (RAO) subsidiaries to The China Navigation Company (CNCo) .

The activities of RAO Tanker will remain within the Hamburg Süd Group. Further information you will find on .

For customers, the sale does not initially entail any contractual changes. Your point of contact will also remain the same. You can find more details in the Hamburg Süd Group press release .

We would also be happy to answer any questions you might have in person. To do so, we kindly ask you to speak with your usual point of contact.

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
Keydel Horst +49 40 3705 2352 +49 172 4540 158
Paulsen Kirsten +49 40 3705 2337 +49 172 6636 786

If you have any inquires for this department please contact