Quayside Maritime Partners is a joint venture between E.R. Capital Holding and the Schulte Group with a focus on opportunistic shipping investments and maritime advisory services. Both companies have extensive experience and professional expertise in the shipping industry. Quayside Maritime Partners’ target is to benefit from current market opportunities and to build up a diversified portfolio of vessels at attractive prices. It is intended to resell the vessels at an appropriate value during a period of market recovery.

Schulte Group


Quayside Maritime Partners cooperates with selected companies in the field of technical and commercial ship management which ensures extensive expertise for all maritime services as well as optimized ship operation in all relevant shipping sectors.

Dietrich Schleicher

Dietrich Schleicher

Managing Director

Dietrich Schleicher has been managing director of the newly founded Quayside Maritime Partners since August 2013.

After completing his studies in economics, with special emphasis on law, at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, he began his career at the Hamburg-based firm Esche Schümann Commichau in auditing and transaction consulting. He worked there as a tax consultant since 2005.

In 2007, he moved to the Schulte Group where his responsibility entailed Group taxation and later also controlling and Group reporting as a director of Bernhard Schulte GmbH & Co. KG. Since mid-2012, as one of the managing directors of Bernhard Schulte Singapore Holdings Pte. Ltd., Mr. Schleicher has played a key role in setting up the Asian headquarters of the Schulte Group and has been continuously been responsible for consolidation, taxation and controlling within the Group.

Mr. Schleicher has been on the advisory board of the Hamburger Forum für Unternehmensteuerrecht (Hamburg forum for corporate tax law) since 2013.

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Jörn Poppenga

Jörn Poppenga

Managing Director

In January 2016 Jörn Poppenga became managing director of Quayside Maritime Partners, a joint venture between E.R. Capital Holding and Schulte Group.

Concurrently with his business studies in Emden, Germany, he began his career in 1999 at the risk management division of Commerzbank AG in Bremen. After moving to Commerzbank AG in Hamburg in 2003, he managed ship finance projects in Commerzbank’s Global Shipping division as project manager and as from 2006 as relationship manager.

Along with the takeover of Deutsche Schiffsbank AG by Commerzbank AG, Jörn Poppenga headed up domestic relationship and project management with large-sized shipping clients and shipyards from 2010, gaining extensive experience in areas such as the leadership in complex restructuring cases in the ship finance sector.

Furthermore he played an active role in the realignment of the business segment and the integration of Commerzbank’s, Dresdner Bank’s and Deutsche Schiffsbank’s ship finance portfolios.

After the merger of Deutsche Schiffsbank into Commerzbank he took on responsibility in 2012 of the domestic portfolio management for the segment None Core Assets – Deutsche Schiffsbank as head of department. In this function he has been responsible for the control and strategically driven downsizing of Commerzbank’s domestic ship finance portfolio.

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Range of services

In order to utilize market opportunities strategically, Quayside Maritime Partners provides significant capital resources for the acquisition of ships at attractive prices. The intention is to resell the portfolio at an appropriate value during the next cyclical market recovery upturn.

Quayside Maritime Partners benefits from the extensive maritime network of its parent companies as well as the wide range of contacts with liner shipping companies and debt and equity providers. The management team consists of experienced personnel with many years of expertise in shipping and ship finance.

Quayside Maritime Partners has comprehensive knowledge in financial modeling, ship-related services and asset management, as well as in reporting and ship controlling.

In addition, Quayside Maritime Partners’ ‘toolbox’ also includes other ship-related services, such as immediate technical and commercial rescue operations, on-demand ship management for ships in restructuring situations and concepts for the technical optimization of second-hand vessels.

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Financial Modeling

Asset Management

Maritime Network

Reporting & Controlling


MV “Bangkok”
Supramax Bulk Carrier
56,794 DWT
Delivery 03-2012
Qingshan Shipyard, China
MV “Clarke Quay”
Supramax Bulk Carrier
55,618 DWT
Delivery 11-2010
Hyundai Vinashin Shipyard, Vietnam
MV “Bremen”
Supramax Bulk Carrier
55,833 DWT
Delivery 12-2010
CSC Qingshang Shipyard, China
MV “Raffles Quay”
Supramax Bulk Carrier
53,688 DWT
Delivery 04-2006
New Century Shipbuilding, China


Quayside Maritime
Partners GmbH & Co. KG


Quayside Maritime Partners GmbH & Co. KG
Vorsetzen 54
20459 Hamburg

Amtsgericht Hamburg HRA 115 892
Tax ID DE 291 546 700 (USt.-Ident.-Nr.)

General Partner
Verwaltung Quayside Maritime Partners GmbH
Amtsgericht Hamburg HRB 126 626

Managing Directors
Dietrich Schleicher, Jörn Poppenga


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