300 Camp Allen Road, Dickinson, TX 77539 - Ph: (281) 337-8100 - Fax: (281) 337-8145 - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ProBulk Agency, LLC has become a leader in the US Gulf maritime industry for break-bulk cargoes, cement importation, dry bulk trade, as well as tanker and liquid cargoes.
PBA is a wholly owned subsidiary of DBW Shipping Limited which was established in 1985 as a holding company for various entities involved with and related to providing first class agency services, dock management, chartering, offshore support and project logistics services, together with a full range of related services in the maritime sector.
The group of companies has been exclusively focused on providing shipping services throughout the U.S. Gulf, however, in recent years a number of international projects have been successfully undertaken and completed. The group has established a solid reputation based upon integrity, consistency and competence.
The Partners of the business, Captain David B. Warwick and Elizabeth Augoustiniatos are the primary shareholders and are completely hands on, with a wealth of experience in the industry.
Although ProBulk Agency is established in Dickinson, Texas, locally serving the Texas ports of Houston, Galveston, and Freeport, it has associate sub-agency offices in Mobile, Alabama (serving Mobile and Pascagoula, Mississippi), New Orleans, Louisiana (serving the Mississippi River) and Corpus Christi, Texas. Additionally, ProBulk Agency also has a working relationship with offices located on the East coast of Mexico.
The galleries below showcase some of Probulk's major recent projects
DOCKWISE VANGUARD - JACK & ST. MALO HULL - MAY 2013
The “Dockwise Vanguard” (SDWT 113,055m/t) being the largest (LOA:905 ft x Beam: 230 ft), as well as the most unique Semi-submersible Heavy Lift Carrier in the world, required months of planning, risk analysis and coordination in order to facilitate a safe transit in to the Port of Corpus Christi. ProBulk was in the forefront of these factors with the Port, USCG and Pilots throughout the entire process pre-arrival, transit, discharge and departure. Due to the size and special configuration of the vessel ProBulk arranged for the port transit and the vessel to be modeled into MITAGS simulator in Baltimore, Md. The challenges posed to ProBulk to accomplish the discharge of the “Jack & St. Malo” hull (55,453m/t) were all met with complete satisfaction to our principal as well as their clients.
BLUE MARLIN - OLYMPUS HULL - MAY 2013
The “Blue Marlin” (SDWT 76,292m/t) laden with the Mars-B Hull “Olympus” (32,541 m/t) although a lesser challenge than that of “Dockwise Vanguard” required no less planning and risk analysis with the local authorities that any other cargo that enters the Port of Corpus Christi and the Kiewit facility at Ingleside. Again, ProBulk was at the forefront of the key issues that made the discharge of the cargo a complete success.
MIGHTY SERVANT 1 - BIG FOOT TLP - MARCH 2013
In March 2013 the SSHLV “Mighty Servant 1” discharged the “Big Foot” TLP at KOS Ingleside. The nature of the cargo with a width of 394ft on the vessel's deck with a beam of 164ft presented specific challenges to the extent that deck extensions had to be installed to increase the width of the deck by 16.5 feet on each side.
Additionally, the cargo stowage presented challenges to the positioning of tugs for the inward passage to Ingleside.
Again, ProBulk was in the forefront of this operation and with all the obstacles overcome, the cargo was delivered by Dockwise to the clients without incident.
Quality, Safety & the Environment
ProBulk's long-term success has depended and will continue to depend upon our ability to continuously improve our service delivery while protecting our people and the environment in which we work.
TREASURE - JAWHARA 5 / WC600 - JULY 2013
The “WC600” jacket and jack-up rig “Jawhara 5” was exported from Theodore, AL. In December 2012 ProBulk was contacted by SAROST to provide a means to transport a Jacket from New Iberia to a location where it could be loaded on the SSHLV “Treasure”. The entire project was handed to ProBulk to manage and coordinate. Planning continued for 7 months leading up to the loading of the jacket on a 300 ft ocean going barge with SBMT units, transported on deck barge to Theodore, AL, offloaded and reloaded (again with SBMT’s) on the HLV. Meanwhile, ProBulk chartered tugs for the transport of the “Jawhara 5” from Galveston to Pascagoula, where the rig was eventually loaded on the “Treasure” after which she proceeded to Theodore to load the WC600 jacket with SBMT units. Coordination of both operations was the responsibility of ProBulk.
MIGHTY SERVANT 1 - LUCIUS SPAR - MAY 2013
In May 2013 the SSHLV “Mighty Servant 1” returned to Corpus Christi laden with the “Lucius” Spar (21,888m/t). Spars present different challenges to the extent that considerable time is required to prepare the cargo for discharge, as well as the discharge itself. Access to the spar, because of the cylindrical shape and construction requires considerable planning for the purposes of handling the cargo during discharge operations. Nevertheless once again risk analysis and lessons learned over the years provided the opportunity for Dockwise and ProBulk to say; “Consider it Done’.
M/V TRIUMPH - 3 LIFTBOATS - JUNE 2013
In June 2013 ProBulk, on behalf of Dewayles Limited was contracted to coordinate the shipment of three lift boats from Pascagoula to West Africa. ProBulk contracted the MWS, arranged the load-out facility and attended the load-out operation. After the load-out, Probulk contracted for the complete tie down of the lift boats providing and installing sea-fastenings as required by the Cargo Securing Manual. In addition, ProBulk arranged for insurance coverage as required by the Contract of Carriage. The entire operation was conducted within the confines of the time required by the Contract with no delays.