• April 23-25, 2025 | Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Louisiana

Ulrich Ulrichs

BBC Chartering


Ulrich Ulrichs has been Chief Executive Officer of Leer, Germany-based BBC Chartering since August 2019. He joined the company as Chief Commercial Officer in May 2019. Ulrich Ulrichs has more than twenty years of experience in management positions with specialized carriers in the multipurpose sector.

Before BBC Chartering, Ulrichs had been with Rickmers-Linie from 2005. In 2008 he was named Director Line Management and became Managing Director of the company in 2012. Ulrich Ulrichs was named CEO of Rickmers-Line in 2014, a position he held until leaving the company at the end of 2018. Prior to his stint with Rickmers, he had been with Austral Asia Line in Shanghai and Brisbane for five years. Ulrich Ulrichs holds a diploma as an industrial engineer from Oldenburg University of Applied Sciences, Elsfleth

Sessions With Ulrich Ulrichs

Thursday, 25 April

  • 01:30pm - 02:15pm (CST) / 25/apr/2024 06:30 pm - 25/apr/2024 07:15 pm

    The State of the Multipurpose/Heavy-Lift Fleet: Renewal, Competition and Compliance

    The multipurpose vessel/heavy-lift sector, far more conservative when it comes to ordering new ships than other maritime sectors, continues to barely replace capacity even as competing shipping sectors balloon with new vessels. Owners and operators are improving the efficiency and sustainability of the existing fleet and coping with increasingly complex emissions reporting requirements. A slow-moving wave of cargo demand, driven by global energy needs, bodes well for the sector — or at least for the more specialized vessels. Who in the MPV sector will benefit, and who is vulnerable to increasing competition for cross-trade cargoes? What will it take to galvanize new ship orders? What are the incentives in the current market? And is there a growing risk inherent in the sector’s reliance on Chinese shipyards for new vessels? This session, moderated by Yorck Niclas Prehm, head of research with Toepfer Transport, will examine these questions and more.