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Photographer:Henning Brauwers [View profile]Title:MAERSK ILLINOISAdded:Sep 29, 2011
Captured:September 29, 2011IMO:9469778Hits:5,849
Location:Shanghai, China
Photo Category: General cargo ships built 2011-2020 (Over 3000gt)
Loading for South America in Shanghai Luojing.
Vessel Identification
Name:Thorco Isadora
Flag:Marshall Islands
Former name(s):
- Maersk Illinois (Until 2014 May)
Technical Data
Vessel type:General Cargo
Gross tonnage:13,816 tons
Summer DWT:19,592 tons
Length:148 m
Beam:23 m
Draught:5.8 m

Additional Information
Class society:Lloyd's Shipping Register
Build year:2011
AIS Information
Last known position:
12°29’11.88” S, 130°52’11.34” E
Speed, course (heading):
7.7kts, 303° (304°)
Location:Au Drw
Arrival:18th Jan 2019
11:00:22 UTC
Last update:
1 day 12 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 September 20th, 11:00:05 UTCBr Sfs
2018 August 12th, 19:00:13 UTCUs Pcr
2018 July 22nd, 02:00:13 UTCNl Tnz
2018 July 15th, 07:00:06 UTCIt Spe
2018 July 15th, 07:00:01 UTCGi Gib
2018 July 7th, 01:09:12 UTCItmnf=>gigib
2018 June 25th, 04:00:08 UTCItmdc>>itmnf
2018 June 16th, 06:00:10 UTCBrprm>>itmdc
2018 May 10th, 12:00:11 UTCAr Pud
2018 April 18th, 16:00:07 UTCNlvli
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Phil English on Sep 30, 2011 15:53 (7 years ago)
Brent, I can confirm that the ownership is with Maersk. Rickmers had originally placed the order for the ships but they cancelled due to late delivery. The only involvement Rickmers has is as partner in the alliance with Maersk, but it's not the alliance that own the ships, which are 100% Maersk.
Brent on Sep 30, 2011 08:27 (7 years ago)
Evening, from Lloyd List 26.9.11:

AN ALLIANCE between the US arms of Danish shipping giant AP Moller-Maersk and German heavylift specialist Rickmers will open up new markets for both parties as well as giving a boost to the US flag, writes Sylvia Traganida .
Maersk will benefit from Rickmers’ position as a world leader in the transportation of project and breakbulk cargoes that are unsuitable for containerisation. At the same time, Rickmers will gain from Maersk’s position as a US flag carrier with access to preference cargoes.
The partnership between Norfolk-based Maersk Line Ltd and Houston-headquartered Rickmers Linie (America), announced a few days ago, brings together two companies that already know each other well. Rickmers’ shipowning arm has vessels on charter to Maersk.
The partnership “is no surprise as the two companies have already been working together”, said Rickmers-Linie communications manager Marko Stampehl.
Maersk Line Ltd operates the largest US flag fleet, covering a range of ship types and sizes.
The two newbuildings to be deployed in the Maersk-Rickmers US Flag Project Carrier Service, Maersk Illinois and Maersk Texas , will be transferred from the Marshall Islands register to the US flag in November.
“The US government prefers to move US cargo under US flag,” said Maersk Line director Kevin Speers.
Under US law, freight is paid by the US government to ensure that there is both a strong US flag fleet and a pool of US seafarers.
The 19,000 dwt heavylift ships, each able to lift up to 480 tonnes, are twice the size of the largest multipurpose ships currently on the US flag. They will be deployed in the global tramp trades.
Maersk will own the pair, which have been built in China and will soon embark on their maiden voyages to the US. “The introduction of these vessels further signals Maersk Line Ltd’s long-term commitment to the US flag,” said chief executive John Reinhart.
“The partnership with Rickmers forms a strong team that will deliver outstanding service to shippers worldwide.”
The new Maersk-Rickmers service is designed for shippers that require US flag vessels and the option of large multipurpose vessels, said Maersk Line director of shipmanagement Dave Harriss.
“As part of our market analysis, we heard from shippers who said they want greater flexibility from their carriers and the ability to support all their cargo requirements. We listened, and the Maersk-Rickmers service is designed with our customers in mind,” he said.
Rickmers-Linie (America) chief executive Sean Carney said the partnership would have a positive effect on US trade “by providing cargo owners the customer-oriented service that both companies are known for” .
Rickmers-Linie has pioneered liner services for the breakbulk and project cargo trades with its round-the-world Pearl String that transports cargoes such as generators, wind power equipment, locomotives, steel pipes and yachts.

So exact ownership until November a bit unclear esp. as Rickmers have some involvement in the new venture.
Phil English on Sep 30, 2011 08:16 (7 years ago)
To be fair, the sale to Maersk has only just this week been reported in the shipping markets. Rickmers cancelled due to late delivery and obviously subsequent negotiations were going on between the yard and Maersk behind the scenes, which have only just come to light. Sistership hull JX626 has been similarly sold. You can see that the ship still has the Riclmers hull colour.
Henning Brauwers on Sep 30, 2011 07:14 (7 years ago)
Hi, the administrative information given here is wrong resp. outdated.The vessel is owned by MLL now
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