Foundation of AAC
In June 2018 Arkon Allied Container (AAC) was founded by Arkon Shipping together with the shipping companies Jüngerhans, Wessels, HS Schiffahrt, Nordic and Jebsen as well as the chartering specialists Ole Gabs and Wolfgang Klodwig.
The objective of this foundation is to group the container feeder vessels of the shareholders to a large fleet, to jointly market the vessels and to optimize the cost structure of the chartering of the fleet.
With the registered office of the company in Haren/Ems the operational office is the former Arkon office in Hamburg.
Managing directors of AAC are Torsten Westphal, Ole Gabs and Wolfgang Klodwig.
After the forehanded antitrust auditing was concluded without any objections, AAC started its operational business in August.
In general, AAC is open for the acceptance of additional shareholders. The precondition for the admittance is to bring in further vessels that reasonably supplement the fleet.
Delivery of M/V "BG Emerald"
Delivery of M/V "BG Emerald"
On the 26th of June 2018 the M/V "BG Emerald" was successfully delivered by Zhoushan Changhong International Shipyard Co. Ltd.to Owners.
The sister vessel M/V "BG Sapphire" is presently on her maiden voyage direction Rotterdam with a full load of containers.
The "BG Sapphire" will enter the services og B.G. Freight Line BV for long term Charter at Rotterdam on the 10th of July 2018.
Christening of MV "Containership Nord" & M/V "Containership Strom"
On the 24th of May 2017 the 1st & 2nd newbuliding of 1.400 TEU with LNG propulsion where successfully christened at Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard Co. Ltd.
The vessels received the names MV "Containerships Nord" & M/V "Containerships Strom."
The guests of the name giving ceremony were given the chance to vistit one of the vessels and to satisfy themselves of high quality of vessel.
The project of total 4 tailor made Vessels for Containerships PLC have been initiated by Arkon Shipping GmbH & Co. KG as broker with Nordic Hamburg as Owners/Technical managers.
The focus of the project have been for Short Sea trade with the ability to load 45ft Containers on board. Further the project have had the focus on efficient trading within the Emission Control Zone and vessels are able to operate on LNG to provide sustainable propulsion solution
Launching of MV "BG Emerald" the 3rd newbuilding
On the 9th February 2018, the M/V "BG Emerald", third of four 1002 TEU newbuildings, was successfully launched.
Owners and Charterers are looking forward to a continuous good building process with the very high quality standard of the Zhoushan Changhong International Shipyard Co. Ltd.
In the meantime the secound vessel M/V "BG Jade" is on her maiden voyage from China direction Rotterdam with a full load of containers.
Delivery of MV „BG Jade“ & „BG Diamond“
On the 24th January 2018 the MV "BG Jade" was successfully delivered by Zhoushan Changhong International Shipyard Co. Ltd. to Owners. The vessel will take a full load of new containers on her maiden voyage direction Rotterdam where she is expected to arrive during March and enter a long-term Charter with B.G. Freight Line BV.
The MV "BG Jade" will join the sister vessel MV "BG Diamond" in the service between Rotterdam & Ireland as new "Ireland Max" design. The MV "BG Diamond" entered the service of Charterers at Rotterdam on the 18th January 2018 after her maiden voyage was completed.
Further two sister vessels are expected to follow later during 2018.