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BBG and Harren & Partner team up on bulkers

Bremer Bereederungsgesellschaft (BBG) and Harren & Partner are combining their fleets and networks in the bulker segment to form Harren Bulkers.

Harren Bulkers will manage a fleet of 23 bulk carriers, and the plan for the two companies is to expand and strengthen in the bulker segment over the long term.

Joachim Zeppenfeld, managing director of BBG, commented: “Harren & Partner is a highly diversified family-owned business with a very strong presence in the bulkers segment as well as other markets – such as heavy lifters, tankers and container feeders. By joining forces, we can benefit from our shared expertise while continuing to diversify and strengthen our ship management portfolios. BBG will continue to run as an operational entity, and our clients and business partners will not notice any changes in our day-to-day business.”

BBG owns a fleet of 15 bulkers, while Harren & Partner is listed on VesselsValue with eight.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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