Bermuda Container Line (BCL) was formed by a group of importer investors in 1979 and is the island’s first Bermuda owned and operated weekly container and ro/ro service. BCL vessels have delivered nearly a half million containers and countless vehicles, boats, building projects and heavy equipment over the years. The MV Oleander is the fastest shipping service to Bermuda and departs each Friday from the US East Coast. BCL’s terminal operation is located in Port Elizabeth New Jersey at Maher Terminal, enabling the most efficient US and global transshipment cargo connections from around the world.
Bermuda Container Line provides an ocean freight service linking Bermuda with the world. It operates a weekly service between Port Elizabeth, New Jersey and Hamilton, Bermuda with the vessel M.V. Oleander. Through an associated company, Somers Isles Shipping Ltd., it also operates a three time per month service between Fernandina Beach, Florida and Hamilton. BCL maintains a wide ranging network of agents throughout North America to allow it to provide full container load intermodal services between Bermuda and all key centers on the North American continent. Through connecting carrier agreements with a number of major shipping lines, BCL connects Bermuda with the rest of the world. BCL is managed by Neptune Group Management Ltd. who are also the Bermudian agents for the line. The North American General Agents for BCL are Bermuda Agencies Ltd.
BCL’s newest vessel, the M.V. Oleander, was built in 2019 in China to the lines own specification. It is a combination container and roll-on/roll-off vessel capable of carrying 456 TEU as well as 113 cars in an enclosed garage area. The Oleander has electrical plugs and generating capacity to allow it to carry 70+ refrigerated containers. The enclosed garage area allows us to carry large roll-on/roll-off cargo as well as cargo on deck in front of the vessel’s superstructure.
Star Sea Management Private Limited is providing exclusive Manning & Crewing Services for its Foreign and Indian shipping clients with equal tie-ups with Ship Owners,Ship Management Companies or Owner’s Representatives and Managers.