In the 1980s, the founder of the company, Captain Winfrid Eicke, laid the foundation of today’s shipping company Reederei Eicke GmbH & Co. KG and, at the same time, the MS “Mermaid”, set the shipping company’s first ship in motion.

In the following years, the fleet of the shipping company grew first by taking over second hand tonnage, later by a series of a number of Newbuildings. The single-vessel shipping company became a classic shipping company, which then received its present name Reederei Eicke GmbH & Co. KG through a series of name changes.

While benefiting from the experience and knowledge of decades of shipping history, the company has steadily evolved into a shipmanagement specialist, bringing tradition into line with today’s modern marine needs.

From Weddingstedt in the Dithmarschen district near the town of Heide, the shipping company now manages 5 ships, including 3 container ships and 2 multipurpose ships.

In 2017, the company founder, Captain Winfrid Eicke, handed over the helm to his longtime partner Dipl. Ing. Frank Lichtwald, who is now continuing the company. The management is now in the hands of Frank Lichtwald and Dierk Faust.