Netherlands-based heavy lift shipping company Jumbo Shipping has teamed up up German project cargo specialist BBC Chartering to launch an exclusive alliance that will compete in the global project logistics segment.
The alliance, known as the Global Project Alliance, brings together two market leading companies with reputed heavy-lift expertise and massive fleet capacity. The alliance is effective immediately.
“Jumbo and BBC Chartering make a great match, which one can truly call ‘the biggest and the best’. We look forward to forge this alliance and intensify our collaboration on commercial, operational and strategic levels,” says Svend Andersen, CEO of BBC Chartering. He continues: “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.”
“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” says Twan Voogt, CCO of Jumbo.
The alliance will focus on project logistics solutions to EPC’s and project companies.
“The objective is to improve the worldwide service which is offered by both brands while leveraging their respective complementary strengths and assets,” the companies said in a joint statement. “By drawing on the joint capabilities of both companies, the alliance can provide a ‘best for project’ solution by optimizing volume and super heavy lift cargoes for the project.”
BBC Chartering operates a fleet of 180 vessels with lifting capacities of up to 900mt.
Jumbo offers heavy lift transportation solutions to wide range of industries. The company has a versatile fleet of nine vessels with lifting capacities up to 3,000mt, and operates the biggest fleet of vessels of 1,800mt+ lifting capacity.