The CS Calvina, a 37,000 dry bulk carrier, is the latest vessel to be registered on the Bahamas Ship Registry. It was launched in China today and will join the fleet of Campbell Shipping Company Limited, a Bahamian company which operates from the Campbell Maritime Centre, West Bay Street.
G.T.R. Campbell, another Bahamian based company, supervised the construction of the CS Calvina, which was built by the Tianjin Xingang Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Co. Ltd.
Campbell Shipping Company is a key partner of the Bahamas Maritime Authority’s Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps, a programme to prepare secondary high school students for employment in the maritime industry. It also provides financial assistance to BMCC students to complete advanced training.
The Bahamas maintains an impressive ship register – representing one of the largest fleets in the world with over 52m in gross tonnage. Its reputation for quality and excellence has resulted in it becoming the trusted first option flag for many of the biggest players in international shipping.
The Fleet includes a wide cross section of ship types and nations, and is renowned for being young; in fact, the BMA actively discourages older vessels from joining the Register.
The BMA anticipates that both its Greece and Hong Offices will be fully operational by the end of this year, resulting in an expansion of the registry by some 10%.