BBC Chartering launches "BBC Euro-Gulf Express Line"
Following the extension of BBC’s westbound capacity with BBC’s Med-America Service, BBC Chartering now adds a regular “apac service” departing every fortnight from the Continent to the US-Gulf starting mid-June.
The capacity is marketed as “BBC Euro-Gulf Express Line” and offers project cargo customers most flexible transport solutions, reliable service frequency and short transit times. The capacity operates under BBC Chartering’s liner and semi-liner network for any port, any cargo (apac service) and utilizes the carrier’s fleet of 180 MPP and HL vessels, including Ro/Ro Tonnage
“We are pleased to launch this new ‘express line’ which connects Hamburg with the first US Gulf port in about 19 days. This brings customers a new level of service and significant time savings compared to existing services in the market,” said Svend Andersen, CEO of BBC Chartering.
It is against the background of existing volume contracts which offer shippers reliable and steady westbound capacity and with that excellent opportunity to consolidate cargo at the continents’ most popular project cargo hubs. Loading ports for the new ‘BBC Euro-Gulf Express Line’ are Antwerp, Bremen, and Hamburg. Discharge ports are Mobile and Houston. Additional ports can be added following BBC’s high performance inducement approach.
For inquiries from Antwerp, please contact the BBC Chartering office in Antwerp, (Phone +32 3540 5645 or e-mail: antwerp at bbc-chartering.com). For inquiries from Bremen please contact BBC Chartering in Bremen (Phone: + 49 421 330750 or e-mail: bremen at bbc-chartering.com). For Inquiries ex Hamburg, please contact Lueddeke Reedereiagentur GmbH, Hamburg (+49 40 317 8580 or e-mail liner at reedereiagentur.de).
More information on current and upcoming sailings is available under the “BBC Euro-Gulf Express Line“-section on https://www.bbc-chartering.com/toolbar/liner-schedules.html. Also call BBC Chartering in Leer (phone: +49 491 925 2090 or e-mail leer at bbc-chartering.com) for your booking requests.
BBC Chartering increases “apac service” capacity between Mediterranean and North America
May 2017 - Against the background of multiple high impact volume contracts, BBC Chartering is now adding additional service capacity trading between the Mediterranean and the US- East Coast, extending further to the Great Lakes and the US Gulf.
With this regular, up to bi-weekly capacity sailing westbound, BBC Chartering offers project cargo customers a new level of flexibility and highly effective project cargo transport solutions. The capacity operates under BBC Chartering’s high performance liner and semi-liner network for any port, any cargo (apac service) and utilizes the carrier’s fleet of 180 MPP and HL vessels, including Ro/Ro tonnage.
“We are pleased to help numerous large scale projects in North America and take this as an opportunity to strengthen our westbound services from the Mediterranean and vice-versa,” said Svend Andersen, CEO of BBC Chartering. He added: “Through several volume contracts we support e.g. wind power projects, LNG developments, and New York’s iconic ‘Hudson Yards Project’. These underlying volumes offer great opportunities to other shippers who can utilize our steady westbound capacity.”
Typical loading ports in the Mediterranean are Derince (Turkey), Genoa, Monfalcone (Italy), Tarragona (Spain), but any other port can be added to consolidate any cargo following BBC Chartering’s high performance inducement approach. For return voyages to the Mediterranean typical loading ports are Houston, Vera Cruz, Philadelphia and Charleston, discharging at any required port in the Mediterranean or beyond.
For westbound inquiries from the Med to North America, please contact the
BBC Chartering office in Genoa (Phone +39 010 8990 950 or e-mail: chartering.genoa at bbc-chartering.com).
For eastbound inquires please contact BBC Chartering in Houston
(Phone: +1 713 668 4020 or e-mail: chartering.houston at bbc-chartering.com).
For more information on current and upcoming sailings please check the
BBC Med-America service tab under
BBC Chartering launches monthly service between Thailand and New Zealand
December 2016 - BBC Chartering announces the launch of a new monthly service between Thailand, including South East Asia and Australia/New Zealand starting mid-December 2016.
“Due to the increased demand for this connection, we are now pleased to open this new service between Asia and New Zealand”, said Steven Hawkswood, Senior Chartering Manager at BBC Chartering in Singapore and continued, “as a part of our global ‘apac service’, BBC Chartering's high performance inducement network, we will be actively looking at all cargo ‘en route’ for each sailing. Due to the nature of the BBC Chartering fleet, we can efficiently and flexibly procure any additional capacity and lifting capability on this A/NZ leg; just as this might be required by our customers“.
Customers with trading requirements from Thailand, including South East Asia to Australia/New Zealand are asked to contact BBC Chartering’s office in Singapore to book space for any cargo requirement.
The local team will be pleased to take your call under +65 6576 4130 or via e-mail chartering.singapore at bbc-chartering.com.
BBC Chartering launches office in Esbjerg, Denmark
August 2016 - BBC Chartering announces the re-launch of its presence in Denmark with a new representative office in Esbjerg opening August 15, 2016.
“Global wind power saw an unprecedented growth recently, for the first time crossing 60 GW in new capacity installments in 2015. Consequently shipping volumes for the sector have increased significantly over the last two years“, observed Svend Andersen, CEO of BBC Chartering. “It’s imperative for us to support the industry in Denmark, which is a core market and home to decision makers supplying wind power components globally.”
As the carrier’s 33rd location, BBC Chartering in Esbjerg will directly cooperate with BBC Chartering in Bremen, Germany which is also focusing on wind power customers. Both entities are steered from the company’s European operating hub and global headquarter in Leer, Germany.
Mr. Mads Poulsen, who transferred from BBC Chartering Singapore, was appointed as regional Sales & Chartering Manager for the Esbjerg office. Contact details of the new office are:
BBC Chartering GmbH
Representative Office Esbjerg
Kirkegade 18, 1.
DK-6700 Esbjerg, Denmark
Phone: (+45) 8893 6936
BBC Chartering was awarded TOYO volume contract
January 2016 - BBC Chartering announces that is was awarded a strategic volume contract from TOYO Engineering Corporation (Japan), a leading specialist plant engineering company. Closed already in 2015, the agreement covers more than 400,000 FRT of project and heavy lift cargo volumes to be moved globally for four major projects during 2016 and extending into 2017.
TOYO is contributing to the global economy in various industrial fields including gas and new types of energy such as LNG and DME, as well as engineering, procurement and construction of oil-refinery, petrochemical and general chemical plants.
“BBC Chartering and TOYO will be working together on a number of projects in the future”, said Svend Andersen, CEO of BBC Chartering and added “TOYO’s achievements are highly regarded by oil majors and chemical companies around the world, and we are extremely pleased that we can contribute with our flexible high performance transport services to support their growth.”
In a highly competitive market for project shipping, the agreement exhibits BBC Chartering’s capability to deliver on risk managed high impact, high volume projects as a strategic partner to leading engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPC) experts.
BBC Chartering with new presence in London, UK
Jan 2016 - BBC Chartering announces the opening of a new representative office in London, United Kingdom, starting immediately.
“We continue to strengthen our position at important shipping hubs for breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargo”, said Svend Andersen, CEO of BBC Chartering. “This move is a strategic decision and we are pleased that we can offer Maritime London now a permanent point of contact to discuss business with us, too.”
The London branch is the second location of BBC Chartering in the UK and closely cooperates with the existing representative office in Liverpool. Ms. Valeria Salzano, who transferred from BBC Chartering Genoa Srl., was appointed as regional Sales & Chartering Manager for the London office.
Both UK offices are managed from BBC Chartering’s European hub and global HQ in Leer, Germany.
The contact details are:
BBC Chartering GmbH
Representative Office London
3 More London Riverside 1st Floor, Suite 179
SE1 2RE, Greater London
Email: chartering.london at bbc-chartering.com
BBC Chartering adds office in Beijing, China
BBC Chartering announces the opening of a new representative office in Beijing, People’s Republic of China, starting immediately.
“We are responding to the increased activity for project and heavy lift shipping services from Asia and on intra-Asia trades,” said Svend Andersen, CEO of BBC Chartering. “Beijing is an important hub for project, breakbulk, and general cargo customers who ask for higher levels of shipping performance and more project related trading possibilities. We are pleased that we can help and that this step allows us to further improve our Far East network for customers.”
As BBC Chartering’s thirty-first (31st) outlet, BBC Beijing is managed as a satellite office through the carrier’s regional hub in Singapore. The new office is headed by Mr. Ren Jie, an experienced project chartering professional.
The contact details are:
BBC Chartering Beijing
Unit 1409 Tower 1,Landmark Tower
8 North Dongsanhuan Road, Chaoyang District
100004 Beijing, China
Phone: +86 10 65900650; Mobile: +84-9-0997 0979
Email: chartering.beijing at bbc-chartering.com
BBC Chartering opens new office in Vietnam
BBC Chartering announces the opening of a new representative office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, starting August 1st. According to the carrier, Vietnam has emerged as a focus market for project, breakbulk, and general cargo transportation due to good prospects and growth rates outperforming other countries in the region.
“The strong expansion of the Vietnamese economy means increased investments and more project activity within the industrial sector of the country,” said Svend Andersen, CEO of BBC Chartering. “We look forward to providing Vietnam with direct access to our world-leading network of project, breakbulk, and general cargo shipping. This step allows to improve our project related trading activities in this region and to further tighten our Far East network for customers.”
As BBC Chartering’s thirtieth (30th) office, BBC Vietnam is managed as a satellite office through the carrier’s regional hub in Singapore. The new office is headed by Mr. Vu Dinh Khanh, an experienced project chartering professional and the carrier’s designated owner’s representative.
The contact details are:
BBC Chartering Vietnam
17th Floor, Petroland Tower, 12 Tan Trao Street,
Tan Phu ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Office Tel: +84-8-5416 1752; Fax: +84-8-5416 0919
Mobile number: +84-9-0997 0979
Email: chartering.hcm at bbc-chartering.com
BBC Chartering introduces "apac service"
July 28, 2015 – BBC Chartering is pleased to introduce “apac service” as a new trademark which represents the carrier’s promise to service “any port, any cargo.” With that, BBC Chartering announces its intention to operate the world’s first global high performance inducement service for project, breakbulk, and general cargo.
“Our ‘apac service’ stands for what BBC Chartering is all about”, said Svend Andersen, CEO of BBC Chartering. “We serve ‘any port, any cargo,’ and we are extremely proud that our global organization can operate such a service, which provides customers an unrivalled project, breakbulk, and general cargo shipping experience”. According to BBC Chartering, customers benefit from apac in terms of flexibility for inducements along trade lanes, global coverage on over 30 high frequency trades, decrease in risk with market-leading shipping performance, receiving the highest value through integrated shipping solutions, and reliability with a fleet which is largely controlled within the carrier’s group of companies.
According to Andersen, BBC Chartering currently manages about 6,000 port calls annually which create a network of more than 30 regular and highly frequented trades with up to weekly sailings. With a current trading capacity of approximately 1.5 million tons deadweight (dwt) on about 150 multipurpose and heavy lift vessels globally, BBC Chartering is in a position to offer and create unique value. “The combination of cargo is how we can contribute to a share-economy, i.e. better utilizing the world’s largest fleet of modern project carriers to the overall benefit of our customers and the environment,” remarked Andersen.
Under apac, BBC Chartering promotes the following originating regions as service areas: North America, South America, Europe/ Continent, Mediterranean, Africa, Middle East, and Far East, including Australia. In addition, regional and special destination services are offered for Central America, Caribbean, Great Lakes, intra-Europe, Caspian Sea, and for Arctic Sea sailings. More information about apac service, its integration with existing BBC services, and updated schedules can be found on the carrier’s website.
BBC Chartering announces bi-weekly Trans-Atlantic service
June 2015 – BBC Chartering has successfully accomplished its first Airbus voyage from Hamburg, Germany to Mobile, Alabama. The carrier takes this as an opportunity to promote the service as a new regular sailing which is open for additional volumes to be shipped from Continental Europe to the US Gulf and East Coast.
As reported earlier, Airbus built its first U.S. Manufacturing facility to assemble and deliver A319, A320 and A321 aircraft to meet the growing needs of its customers in the United States and elsewhere. The Mobile plant is now the company’s fourth’ major production facility in the network which includes Toulouse, France; Hamburg, Germany; and Tianjin, China. According to Airbus, the new production facility is expected to employ about 1,000 people when it reaches full annual output of 40 to 50 aircraft. This requires constant supply of large components which are scheduled to arrive bi-weekly onboard a BBC Chartering operated vessel.
“We congratulate Airbus on this first shipment and we are very proud that we could qualify to become the carrier of choice for this strategic project“, stated Svend Andersen, CEO of BBC Chartering, who heads the world’s leading service provider for project-, breakbulk and general cargo shipping. Svend Andersen added, “This new service operates on a part cargo basis and also represents an opportunity for other project-, breakbulk or general cargo customers and their European exports to the US Gulf or on to other East-Coast destinations.” This service is a major upgrade to BBC Chartering’s network which currently offers up to weekly sailings on some of its highest frequented trades.
For the Airbus maiden voyage, BBC Chartering procured the 2011 built BBC Fuji, a 9,300 tons deadweight (dwt) multipurpose, heavy lift (MPP / HL) vessel capable of lifting up to 700mt. The carrier’s total procured capacity currently amounts to 1.5 million tons deadweight (dwt) and offers lifting capacities up to 900mt on a fleet of currently 150 MPP / HL vessels. The scale of the BBC Chartering service network allows to offer highest shipping performance and economics for engineered transports at any port, for any cargo, literally around the world.
For media inquiries:
BBC Chartering GmbH
26789 Leer - Germany
Phone: +49 491 925 2090
Fax: +49 491 925 2099
e-mail: communication at bbc-chartering.com