two more car carriers delivered – first virtual naming ceremony
ISSUE NO. 16 | NOVEMBER 2012 | PAGE 4 CORPORATE INFORMATION OF THE F. LAEISZ GROUP 100TH ANNIVERSARY AFC This year our banana trading firm AFC could celebrate its 100th Anniversary. Although there were years of ups and downs, two world wars and permanently changing competitive environments many times the company is still going strong. We gratefully congratulate the team of AFC to greatly adopt to their customers’ requests. RIVER CRUISE VESSEL MV DONAU The HAMBURGISCHE SEEHANDLUNG continues its success story financing river cruise vessels. After selling the previous closed-end fund within only four months the HAMBURGISCHE SEEHAND LUNG offers since October 2012 the investment “Flussfahrt DONAU”. The vessel`s charter name is “Avalon Artistry II”. It will be delivered in January 2013 and so far the fleet of river cruise vessels of the HAM- BURGISCHE SEEHANDLUNG adds up to eight. All vessels perform well and the investors are happy to receive pay offs in December. The Minimum investment sum is € 10,000. The HAMBURGISCHE SEE- HANDLUNG expects a return of approximately 200% within 12 to 13 years. “Avalon Artistry II” `s first journey will be from Amsterdam to Basel in Switzerland. Sister vessel of “Donau” BASKETBALL AT ITS FINEST ONE DAY PRIOR TO DELIVERY THE BASKETBALL TEAM OF YANG FAN SHIPYARD PLAYED ITS FINAL GAME AGAINST THE CREW OF MV PASSERO. AFTER A FAIRLY EVEN FIRST HALF THE LAEISZ TEAM TOOK OFF QUITE WELL IN THE SECOND. The final score with Laeisz winning 43:29 General Manager of East Coast Shipyard Yu Huimin and Niko Schües together with their respective team at the new basketball court sponsored by F. Laeisz.
ISSUE NO. 16 | NOVEMBER 2012 | PAGE 5 CORPORATE INFORMATION OF THE F. LAEISZ GROUP As an artist, grandchild and nice of her grandfather and uncle, who travelled in 1928 and 1954 on a ship to New York seeking employment, Karin Jobst had this dream since years to follow her relatives on the same way to the United States. It was her goal to take photographs every single hour during day and night on her journey from Hamburg via Rotterdam to New York City. F. Laeisz invited her in May 2012 to come on board of the 2010 built containership MV POR- TO, which is a mid size vessel of about 2800 TEU containers. After coming back to Hamburg she said about her trip: „It was an amazing experience for me to travel on this North-Atlantic seeway from Hamburg to New York City like my relatives did before me. But I had much more amenities than they had on board in former days. Things like a private passenger area with a refrigerator, DVD player and a little bathroom. And after all it was a big challenge for me and my body to stay with this rhythm to take a photograph every single hour during day and night from the reflection of the sky in the water. ART AT SEA Karin Jobst holds a Master of Fine Arts in photography from the Academy of Fine Arts, HFBK Hamburg, Germany. She studied with Silke Grossmann and Wim Wenders. She has taken photographs of a nuclear power station in Germany, travelled on a container ship from Hamburg to New York, and photographed one of the largest tunnels built in North America, in Niagara Falls. There you can find any kind of colors in the water - blue, white, black, green, even red or yellow. With these hundreds of pictures I will produce an art film which lasts several days. In the film you can see the transformation from one waterphotograph into another very, very slowly. This is a little similar to the experience with time I made during the trip.“