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HBC

MORE THAN 20 YeaRS HISTORICAL TRACK RECORD IN HANDY BULK CARGO

1999:

Incorporation of HBC as pure bulk cargo operator by Georg Greilinger and Jens von Husen


2001:

Purchase of first own vessel MV “Azur” (37 dwt, age 17yrs)


2002 / 2004:

Purchase of three additional 2nd hand vessels (43/69 dwt, age 20 yrs)


2005:

Incorporation of Technical Manager TMS


2007:

Most profitable and successful year of HBC group (up to 6mn mt cargo volume, operating up to 35 vessels, turnover abt. 500 mn USD)


2007 / 2008:

Purchase of five additional 2nd hand vessels (43t dwt, age 25 yrs)


2008 / 2009:

Turnaround situation due to market collapse. Establishment of Singapore branch (HBC Asia) with local equity partner


2010 / 2011:

Divestment of own fleet in the aftermath of the market collapse to unburden the group from historical commitments


2011 / 2012:

Joint development of the innovative and highly energy-efficient HBC43 design.


2013:

Placement of 10 Newbuildings at Qingshan Shipyard


2014:

HBC restructures management to prepare the corporation for the future financial markets

 

Cooperation agreement signed with Danish MPP operator J. Poulsen Shipping A/S to improve market coverage


2015:

Delivery of the first four HBC43 Newbuildings, MV “Venture Goal”, MV “Venture Luck”, MV “Venture Harmony”, MV “Venture Dylan”


2016:

Additional two HBC43 Newbuildings are being delivered, MV “Venture Spirit”, MV “Venture Joy”

 

4 out of the 10 Newbuilding placements had been successfully sold to a large European Trading House

 

Common break bulk service under the name PHL Poulsen HBC Line, with the first shipment of coaches between India and Australia


2017:

Newbuilding resale purchase by HBC of further two HBC43 designs from the same yard

 

MV "La Venture" delivery in July ex yard

HBC43 design was awarded by several Institutes, including the Energy Efficiency Award


2018: 

Final / Last delivery out of a 12 vessel Newbuilding series in April - MV "Venture Grace"


2019:

Su-Nav in Chennai / India is being entrusted as new Technical Manager for the entire HBC fleet


2021:

In the beginning of the year the HBC Group purchased five 2nd hand Emerald39 Open Hatch Bulk Carriers built at Jiangmen Nanyang Shipyard with successful takeover in 2nd / 3rd Quarter of 2021. MV " Venture Soul", MV "Venture Team", MV "Venture Pride", MV "Venture Ocean", MV "Venture Breeze" 

 

In July HBC Hamburg office relocated into their new premises at Neuer Wall 52, Hamburg