•  

HBC

MORE THAN 15 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 ship 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 / 2012:

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. Placement of 10 new buildings


2014:

HBC decides to prepare the corporation for capital markets and enters into cooperation with Stefan Bülow

 

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


2015:

Delivery of the first HBC43 new buildings, MV “Venture Goal”, MV “Venture Luck”, MV “Venture Harmony”, MV “Venture Dylan”


2016:

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

Delivery of further HBC43 new buildings, MV “Venture Spirit”, MV “Venture Joy”


2017:

Delivery of a further 3 HBC43 Newbuildings sold to a large European trading house: MV “Eurus Venture”, MV “Notos Venture”, MV “Zephyr Venture”

 

Purchase by HBC of a further 2 Newbuildings as resales from the same yard; the “LA Venture” was delivered in July, while the “Venture Grace” is expected to be delivered in April 2018.