From Leer to Houston, and from Singapore to Leer: We are happy to announce that our colleague Tim Kopfensteiner, until now Chief Chartering Officer in Leer, will move to Houston in July. Later this year he will succeed Per Petersen as President of BBC Chartering USA. Per will be retiring towards the end of 2023. Alexander Fürst, who has been Chartering Manager in Singapore, will take over the position of Tim in Leer. We wish both Tim and Alexander every success and the best of luck in their new roles.

“It’s an honor to be taking over as President in BBC Chartering USA. Taking over from a gentleman like Per Petersen will be challenging. He has been an integral part of our position in the market as the leading breakbulk carrier. Though I look forward to the challenge in continuing to grow the BBC brand and to continue carrying the BBC torch in Houston. It is bittersweet however to leave my colleagues which I have spent the past 8 years with in Leer but I know they are in excellent hands with Alexander Fürst who is already transitioning into his role as Chief Chartering Officer. I do wish nothing but the best for Alexander and a happy and well-deserved retirement for Per.”, said Tim Kopfensteiner.

Alexander Fürst added: “I am excited to be taking on the role of the Chief Chartering Officer in our head office in Germany, to be part of the BBC family here and work with such a talented group of professionals. I am honored to be following Tim’s footsteps and look forward to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. I am committed to ensuring that we continue to deliver exceptional service to our customers while achieving our goals for growth and success. To Per, I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations on his well-deserved retirement. Per, your contributions to the company and the industry are truly impressive, we are going to miss you.”