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New multipurpose service links U.S. and Mediterranean

LEER, Germany: May 03, 2017. Multipurpose vessel operator BBC Chartering is adding ocean capacity between the Mediterranean and the US- East Coast, with an extension to the Great Lakes and the US Gulf.

BBC CharteringA new bi-weekly service will offer project cargo customers a new level of flexibility, according to the company.

The new capacity operates under BBC Chartering's liner and semi-liner network "any port, any cargo" (apac) service, using a fleet of multipurpose and heavylift 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 BBC Chartering CEO Svend Andersen. "Through several volume contracts we support [including] wind power projects, LNG developments and New York's iconic 'Hudson Yards Project', [they] offer great opportunities to other shippers who can utilize our steady westbound capacity."

Principal westbound loading ports are Derince (Turkey), Genoa and Monfalcone (Italy) and Tarragona (Spain), but the company said any other port can be added to consolidate any cargo. Return service to the Mediterranean typical load at Houston, Vera Cruz, Philadelphia and Charleston.

Founded in Bremen in 1997, BBC now operates over 150 MPV ranging from 3,500 to 37,300 deadweight tons and a lift capability up to 900 tonnes to deliver any breakbulk, heavylift, project cargo and bulk need.

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