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1st Jul 2016

M/V Passat Summer Trade Lunch Reception for 800th Vessel call at Visak

Marking BTL’s 800th vessel call at Visak, comprising 15 years of dedicated weekly coverage, a Trade reception was hosted on-board BTL’s flag ship, m/v Passat Summer, last Saturday 1st July ’16. With over 40 Main Line & NVOCC clients together with VCTL Management and BTL Representatives from Singapore, Kolkata and Chennai attending, the crowd were suitably entertained by Captain Joffrey & Chief Engineer Vincente with all arrangements being professionally handled by BTL’s Visak Team headed by GM, Mr Venkateswarlu (LU) – our ‘man in Havana’. The 2700 teu , 39000 DWT vessel was, as usual, in excellent condition and with her high stability (2300 x 14t) and 500 reefer points remains well-equipped to service the Visak seafood exporting community where the latest end week schedule and fastest transits to Singapore-PKL are proving most popular. BTL’s MD, Bill Smart, thanked the Trade for their loyal support and also congratulated the local community for their first successful VGM loading – this sailing marking the inaugural sailing to comply with the new SOLAS VGM weight controlling legislation.