BBC Chartering, domiciled in Leer, extended its existing liner services between the US Gulf and South America to Europe. June 17, 2008 saw already the third departure of the BBC Andino Express Line European Service from Hamburg.
Amongst other things, the BBC FINLAND loaded a brewery plant for Callao at the Süd-West Terminal in Hamburg and will take up more cargo in Antwerp and Bilbao, destined for the west coast of South America.
The BBC Americana Line European Service, too, is an extension of a successfully running BBC service from the US Gulf to the East Coast of South America. Now, this connects Hamburg, Antwerp and Bilbao as scheduled ports with Vitoria, Rio de Janeiro, Santos and Buenos Aires. When required, both services can also call at other ports en route.
BBC Chartering expanded both lines because of the increasing demand for project and breakbulk cargo capacities to South America. In trade between Hamburg and South America the portion of non-containerized cargo is relatively high: 65 per cent of the total tonnage is transported conventionally. The reason for this is the structure of the goods in foreign trade. Ores, oil seeds, fruits (bananas), meat and coffee are the most important groups of imported goods. Fertilizers, machines and/or machine parts and chemical products have the largest share in the export sector.
Since April, the BBC Americana Line European Service provides a total loading capacity of 12000 tons per month. On-board cranes can handle all kind heavy left cargo of up to 500 tons.
Reservations and port operation services for both services are to be booked in Hamburg through Lüddeke Reedereiagentur GmbH.