Home Career-Internships Shipping Logistics › You are here


Translate to Your Language

3 Year Apprenticeships, Practical Training for University Students, and Seafaring Positions in Chartering, Operations and Finance

bbc chartering

Founded in 1997, BBC Chartering is one of the top breakbulk shipping companies in the world and caters to all sizes of businesses from Fortune 500 companies to small privately owned businesses. BB is headquartered in Leer, Germany with offices all over the world including Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. Strategic alliances include Caytrans BBC which offers a regional weekly breakbulk service between Houston and Mobile to the North Coast of South America, the Caribbean and Central America.

BBC Chartering operates more than 150 modern, multipurpose heavy lift vessels which comprise one of the largest breakbulk fleets afloat. The range includes from 3,500 dwat to 37,300 dwat, and is capable of lifting cargo up to 900 mts. With shallow draft characteristics, each vessel is capable of delivering any cargo to any port, including offshore operations.

BBC Chartering is constantly recruiting new employees with all kinds of different educational levels within the shipping industry. You can either apply in writing in response to a job advertisement or send an unsolicited application. They also offer several apprenticeships and practical training for fresh applications and university students apart from regular seafaring positions for professionals.

bbc chartering fleet

Career Opportunities


Training Opportunities

  • Apprenticeships: BBC Chartering is offering a 3 year trainee program in its HQ in Leer, Germany. The employees are involved in chartering, sales, operations, documentation and finance. The apprenticeship combines practical and theoretical education with broad international exposure. Vast career opportunities are waiting for the successful, talented and hard-working candidates in countries all over the world. Applications are invited through the BBC chartering website online.
  • Practical Training: The practical training program for university students and offers a look inside the world of shipping. If you are a university student in a shipping- related course of studies seeking a job for your practical semester, BBC offers positions in the chartering, operations and financial departments. Please send your application 3 months prior to the start of your practical training semester. You can apply online through BBC Chartering website.

Seafaring Career

  • Seafaring Positions: If you are interested in applying for a seafaring position onboard a BBC Chartering operated vessel you need to contact one of the crewing partners - Briese-Crewing (Leer/Germany), Briese Swallow (St.Petersburg/Russia), Briese Crewing Ukraine (Odessa/Ukraine), and HeavyLift Manila (Manila/Philippines).

1 1 1 1 1