German Based BBC Chartering Announces Additional Trans-Atlantic Service
Leading German heavy lift shipping operator BBC Chartering announces the commencement of a new monthly liner service that connects loading ports in the Mediterranean with the East Coast of Latin America starting November/December 2011.
With this step the company responds to the solid demand it encounters for the shipping of capital goods in the mining and energy sector due to the positive development of major investment projects in South America.
“We are glad that we can now also offer regular connections from Turkey and Italy to South America.” states Matteo Fortuna, Managing Director of BBC Chartering in Genoa. “Latin America has always been an important focus region of our shipping activities. Today we can enjoy a well earned reputation with international shippers as a reliable and flexible shipping partner. We are glad that we continue to become the carrier of choice for their assignments, not only for shipments to this region,” Mr. Fortuna confirms.
The new service is marketed under the name “BBC Americana Line – Med Service” and calls loading ports Izmir, Porto Maghera, and Genoa in the Med and discharges in Suape, Rio de Janeiro, Santos and last Buenos Aires. The company states that other ports en route can be called on inducement basis.
This service represents the tenth regular intercontinental connection to South America of BBC Chartering since the commencement of the liner activities to the region in 2005. The initial sailing on that route leaving the Mediterranean is already scheduled for week 48/49 this year. The company advises that interested shippers are asked to call the Genoa office of BBC Chartering to request further information to secure the remaining space on that shipment.
Next to the intercontinental services BBC Chartering also offers regular local sailings from the US Gulf to the north coast of Latin America
Source: BBC Chartering, November 10, 2011