BBC Chartering, Seaboard Team Up on Andino Service
BBC Chartering and Seaboard Marine have entered into a strategic cooperation in an effort to improve services for shippers moving cargo between the US Gulf Coast, Jamaica, and ports in Ecuador, Peru and Chile.
The strategic cooperation, to be marketed as Andino Service, is scheduled to begin on November 29, 2018. It will operate a string of at least five vessels dedicated to serving the abovementioned trade lanes.
As explained, this cooperative space sharing arrangement “offers shippers higher frequency, increased capacity, and hence a better service”.
“The new arrangements will help ensure a high level of service for shippers on all routes between the west coast of South America and the US Gulf Coast,” Edward Gonzalez, President, and CEO of Seaboard Marine, commented.
“BBC Chartering and Seaboard Marine follow a joint objective of improving customer service and vessel frequency on this trade,” Svend Andersen, CEO of BBC Chartering, said.