UBC And Baltrader To Form Joint Cement Carrier Alliance
It has been announced by the two market leaders in cement shipping that they will jointly market their respective fleets of pneumatic cement carriers. The newly launched Cement Carrier Alliance (CCA) is cooperated by Hamburg-based Baltrader and Philadelphia-based United Bulk Carriers (UBC).
Offering a wider range of vessel sizes to existing and new customers while enhancing marketing to current and developing markets is the main aim of the new cooperation. The alliance consists of 3,000 up to 15,000 t DWAT vessels with currently 15 specialized, modern, self-discharging cement carriers.
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“As two independent partners motivated by the same objectives, we have teamed up for the marketing of our respective cement carrier fleets,” CCA said in a statement.
Baltrader and UBC offer continuity in their customer relationships but remains as independent entities operating out of their own offices. UBC office in Philadelphia and the Baltrader office in Hamburg will jointly represent CCA.
Between June 24 to June 26, 2019, CCA member partners will participate at the 100th INTERCEM conference in Istanbul. At the same time, CCA will launch a website to showcase its diversified fleet to its clients and share relevant industry news.