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Cory Brothers is delighted to announce it has been appointed as General Agents in England and Wales for Bremen Overseas Chartering and Shipping GmbH (BOCS) and is now able to offer a monthly service to West African Ports.

The new partnership enables leading UK Liner Agent, Cory Brothers to:

  • Carry out conventional ocean transports between Northern Europe and the West African coast Provide multi-purpose combi vessels ranging in deadweight from 13,000 dwt to 28,000 dwt.

  • Offer lifting capacities of up to 160 tonnes.

BOCS, which is already well established in the Europe to West Africa trade, has been serving this market since it’s foundation in 1990, while Cory Brothers has a long history in representing independent niche carriers.

Mark Cooke, Head of Liner Development, said: "We are delighted that BOCS has chosen to partner with us. The BOCS agency enables Cory Brothers to further extend its coverage of Africa and provide unrivalled niche carrier services to this continent."

Björn Hollnagel for BOCS said: "We are pleased to partner with Cory Brothers and are looking forward to supply BOCS expertise in shipments from and to West Africa to customers in UK. It is absolutely important to provide the local industries with a well established local partner to ensure that the needs of particular markets can find due considerations."

Cory Brothers

  • Cory Brothers is the UK’s leading independent liner agency, offering unrivalled market coverage worldwide through strategically located offices.

  • We provide representation, marketing and sales support for ship operators, as well as local, effective and practical operational services to suppliers, cargo owners and forwarders, covering all cargo types including containers, Ro-Ro, conventional, break-bulk, project cargoes and heavy-lift.

  • For more than 170 years, Cory has served the marine industry. We look after our clients’ business, wherever and whenever they ship.

  • Founded in 1990, BOCS specialises in providing shipping solutions, particularly between northern Europe and West Africa, providing high quality and tailor-made transport solutions for a range of clients.

Bremen Overseas Chartering and Shipping GmbH.

  • BOCS operates a fleet of five-geared vessels to provide a monthly MPP-liner service, performing the reliable, fast and professional transportation of breakbulk, project and containerised cargoes, including IMO/ Dangerous Goods.

  • All major ports and inland areas are covered though its large network of partners.

Liner Shipping

  • Liner vessels carry about 60% of the goods by value moved internationally by sea each year.

  • International liner shipping is a sophisticated network of regularly scheduled services that transports goods to and from anywhere in the world at low cost and with greater energy efficiency than any other form of international transportation.

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