April 11 - BBC Chartering has launched a new representative office in Bilbao, Spain, which will be headed up by Josu Iturri Bilbao.

This establishment follows the opening of a French representative office in January, 2014.

"Spain and France were important markets for us and showed increasing activity over the years," said Jens Meilvang, chief chartering officer at BBC in Leer. "We have served these markets directly from our headquarters in Leer in the past, but now we feel it is time to respond to our client's needs and develop closer ties."