Dan-Gulf Shipping

Caytrans BBC LLC adds fifth vessel

Released: July 27, 2006

In an effort to keep up with the current market demand, Caytrans BBC LLC recently added a fifth vessel to their service. The new vessel in the service is the  M/V BBC Gibraltar which is another modern boxshaped 3500 deadweight multi purpose tweendecker with 2 x 35 t cranes combinable to 70 t. The vessel is suitable for project and heavy cargoes, timber and grain fitted and can be converted to a single decker as required and, she is also equipped to carry dangerous cargo of all IMO-Classes.

On her first voyage the M/V BBC Gibraltar loaded mining equipment, oil well supplies and project cargoes ex Mobile and Houston to Colombia and Trinidad, and she will return to Mobile with a full cargo of aluminum ex Venezuela.

 With this additional vessel in the service, Caytrans BBC can now offer regular weekly scheduled service ex the USG to NCSA with quick transit times of 6-10 days and also offer break bulk service on the northbound leg to both ECCA and the USG.

 M/V BBC Gibraltar ?Ǩ?It was necessary to add another vessel to the service to keep up with the demand and maintain a weekly schedule ex the USG?Ǩ said Sherrie Lyle, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Dan-Gulf Shipping, Inc., ?Ǩ?and we trust this shows our long term commitment not only to our Colombian customers, but also the Venezuelan and Trinidad market where we also offer regular service?Ǩ

The service which has been well received by customers in this trade lane, has had a steady and healthy growth and is now in it?ǨѢs third year.  Ms. Lyle further states ?Ǩ?we will continue to add tonnage from the BBC fleet as required and we are very pleased, as well as thankful, for the support and opportunity our clients have given us in the first couple of years for this service?Ǩ

Caytrans BBC, which is a joint venture between BBC Charrtering and Caytrans Project Services (Americas) Ltd., can be contacted as follows:

General agents:
Dan-Gulf Shipping, Inc.

3117 7th St., suite 300
Metairie, LA. 70447
Tel  504-830-3900
Fax 504-830-3909
www.dan-gulf.com

Houston Sales
BBC Chartering USA, LLC
6565 West Loop South, Suite 200
Bellaire, TX. 77401
Tel  713-668-4020
Fax 713-668-4160
www.bbc-chartering.com