Jumbo and BBC Chartering Form Alliance
Jumbo and BBC Chartering have agreed to an exclusive strategic co-operation; the “Global Project Alliance,” effective immediately.
The alliance offers project logistics solutions to engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and project companies. By drawing on the joint capabilities of both companies, the alliance aims to provide a “best for project” solution by optimizing volume and super heavy lift cargoes for the project. The companies may supplement their fleets with unique additional Ro-Ro tonnage. Whilst both partners have agreed to an exclusive co-operation they will continue to operate as separate entities.
BBC Chartering operates the market’s largest fleet of project carriers and delivers integrated services for single cargo transactions, sophisticated transport projects or strategic volume contracts. The BBC fleet today counts 180 vessels and offers lifting capacities of up to 900mt and beyond.
“Jumbo and BBC Chartering make a great match, which one can truly call the biggest and the best,” says Svend Andersen, CEO of BBC Chartering. “We realize that the world of project shipping is changing rapidly, and that our organizations need to focus on building strategic assets that will enable them to create value in the future.”
Jumbo's fleet has lifting capacities up to 3,000mt, and the company operates the biggest fleet of vessels of 1,800mt+ lifting capacity. Services range from transporting large and heavy pieces of equipment needing precision loading and discharge placement - with necessary outreach, to calling at small, underdeveloped and shallow water ports. Jumbo is also active in the offshore transport and installation market.
Twan Voogt, CCO of Jumbo says: “Both of our companies are family owned, financially strong and follow a long term strategy in the project shipping sector. As alliance partners we seek to fully utilize our potential arising from BBC Chartering’s market position as leader in the volume market for projects and from Jumbo’s market position as leader in super heavy lift projects.”