The company showcased the logistic services provided by its four terminals, specialized in special cargo, in the international forum which took place on 24-26 april

Boluda Corporación Marítima returned to attend the 12th international Breakbulk Europe exhibition, which took place this year in the Belgian city of Antwerp from 24- 26 april, with more than 350 exhibitors and 6,500 participants, mostly specialized in project cargo transport. The forum gave the company an opportunity to inform visitors about its high competence in handling cargo that requires special attention, and its wide range of logistics services.

The exhibition is the biggest event in the breakbulk, project cargo and ro-ro traffic sector. Alongside the Houston exhibition, Breakbulk Europe is the world’s largest in terms of participation from project cargo service providers.

The corporation took advantage of attending the exhibition to inform clients about their international expansion plan for integrated multimodal transport services, international goods management and ship towing on both sides of the Atlantic.

In the international forum Boluda Lines, the shipping division dedicated to maritime, land and air transport services; international logistics, warehousing and integrated logistics, shipping agent and project cargo services, promoted the wide range of logistics services provided by its subsidiary Boluda Terminales Marítimas, whose port installations enjoy a strategic location in the Iberian Peninsula and the Canary Islands, and offer personalized services for all types of ships and cargos.

These terminals are specialized in warehousing and project cargo operation, as well as all types of loading and unloading, for cargo of any volume and size. Services are offered at the La Luz terminal (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), with cargo to the west coast of Africa as destination and origin; and in the port terminals of Seville, Vilagarcía de Arousa and Fuerteventura.

Other logistic services

Boluda Corporación Marítima took the opportunity of visiting Antwerp Expo to promote the logistic services of its four terminals, connected to the three divisions of the company: the ten commercial lines offered by shipping division Boluda Lines; Boluda Towage and Salvage, the second largest tugboat company in the world, and the fuel transportation and supply provided by Boluda Tankers.

Boluda Lines offers the means available for goods transportation to ships operating in Spain and on the west coast of Africa, either through its main line destinations, or as a third-party feeder operator in ports of call.

Breakbulk Europe was also a good platform to inform visitors about the services of our international freight forwarder Boluda Cargo Int’l, which offers customers a comprehensive range of logistic services for goods transport from anywhere to anywhere, by sea, land and air, as well as the Boluda Project Cargo service, which offers a wide range of customized services to clients with industrial projects not suitable for container transport.

Boluda Lines’ logistic services also include Boluda Trucks, with a fleet of 50 Volvo trucks; and shipping agency services via Miller y Cia with 130 years of experience.

International expansion plan

As part of its international expansion plan, last February Boluda Towage and Salvage  added two new tugs, “VB Sahel” and “VB Sahara” (built by Dutch company Damen in Dubai), to provide service in the mining port operated by the Societé National Industrielle et Miniere on the coast of Nouadhibou (Mauritania). Soon to be added to the fleet is the “VB Xerea”, the second of the ten state-of-the-art tugs commissioned to the Basque shipyard Zamakona, after the “VB Xaloc” was handed over at the end of 2016.

New towing contracts awarded in recent months in ports such as Togo (Africa) and the Mexican ports of Manzanillo and Altamira are testament to Boluda Corporación Marítima’s current investment and international expansion plan. The holding company has also acquired the assets of German company Unterweser Reederei (Urag) and its subsidiaries Urag International and Lütgens & Reamers (L & R), operating 18 tugs at the ports of Hamburg, Bremerhaven, Bremen, Brake, Cuxhaven and Wilhelmshaven via the newly-created company Boluda Deutschland with a workforce of 140.