BBC Chartering

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BBC Chartering GmbH, owned by Leer, Germany-based Briese Schiffahrt Group, is the world’s largest multipurpose, heavy lift and project-shipping company, supporting its customers with a fleet of 170 specialized vessels in 2019. Its global organization helps charterers plan and execute transport assignments on tramp, affreightment and liner services around the world.

The BBC Chartering fleet portfolio ranges from 4,320 to 56,800 deadweight tons (DWAT) and features lifting capacities of up to 1,400 metric tons, depending on each charterer’s needs for reliable, efficient, yet flexible transportation.

Ironically, BBC Chartering has contributed to the rapid global expansion of the container industry, even as BBC has strengthened its position in the heavy lift and project-shipping sector. As demand for container terminal has exploded, demand for gantry and harbor mobile cranes capable of transporting larger and larger equipment to those container ports has also expanded. But the huge cranes designed to handle containers do not fit inside container ships. However, BBC has responded to the challenge by providing a specialized fleet of project-cargo vessels designed to move behemoth-sized cranes used by container ports

The equipment used for transporting and handling such large cranes requires great precision and control, as well as enormous professional expertise to execute a stowage and securing plan that not only guarantees the safe arrival of the cargo, but assures safety of the vessel and its crew while they are at sea. BBC provides those services.

12 Sep 2022
MPV/HL ships could be harder to find in coming years as carriers have difficulty finding funding for new ship orders, despite strong demand and higher rates than they have been able to command for years.
29 Apr 2022
Multipurpose and heavy-lift vessel capacity will remain tight for years, keeping upward pressure on pricing, carrier executives said at the JOC Breakbulk & Project Cargo conference.
27 Dec 2021
Although spillover cargo from the congested container market will recede as the market stabilizes, breakbulk and recovering project demand coupled with shrinking capacity are expected to keep MPV/HL rates from sinking to pre-COVID-19 levels
05 Dec 2019
Outsiders can find vessel chartering in the breakbulk sector exasperatingly opaque. In part two of a six-part special report on the topic, takes a peek behind the curtain at BBC Chartering, which boasts the largest fleet in the sector.
20 Aug 2019
Ulrich Ulrichs takes the helm of prominent global MPV/HL carrier BBC Chartering as Svend Andersen steps down.
07 May 2019
Ulrich Ulrichs, former CEO of Rickmers-Linie, which has since been absorbed by Zeaborn, will become CEO at BBC Chartering following a transition period.
Energy, industrial sectors inject MPV/HL demand
21 Mar 2019
Svend Andersen, CEO of BBC Chartering, tells that despite an improving market, the multipurpose and heavy-lift (MPV/HL) sector remains under pressure from overcapacity and rising regulatory costs.