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Customer information: Sale of Rudolf A. Oetker

Dear customers,

Hamburg Süd Group will be exiting the bulk/tramp shipping business and is selling its Rudolf A. Oetker (RAO) subsidiaries to The China Navigation Company (CNCo). The activities of RAO Tanker will remain within the Hamburg Süd Group.

For customers, the sale will 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.

Key Figures

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2016 2017
Product Carriers (m EUR) 45.6 49.9
Bulker (m EUR) 91.8 98.9
Total (m EUR) 137.4 148.8
Tramp ships ¹
Product Carriers 8 8
Bulker 32 31
Employees ²
Product Carriers 6 5
Bulker 13 12

¹ at 31. December
² head count (incl. seagoing staff; excl. apprentices) at 31. December



In the year 1952 Hamburg Süd extended its shipping activities to the tramp area. Start of tanker shipping and expansion of the refrigerated business under the name of RAO (Rudolf A. Oetker KG). Take a time trip through seven decades of company history.