A decade full of challenge
Since 1998, General Bunkering Services became active in the ARA-region. After around 15 years of acquiring experiences of chartering and inland navigation in the ARA-Area, the time had come for Erik Vermeylen to set up his own business. He took over a limited company and four single-hull barges and from that time on General Bunkering Services (GBS) was a matter of fact.
Very quickly a variety of oil traders and oil companies found their way to the GBS group. Within a few years the company was investing in renewing and increasing the number of double-hull inland tankers. The investments were necessary because the company didn’t have any double-hull tankers. The first double hull type C tanker, ‘Beethoven’ was christened in August 2005. Since 2017, GBS group is exclusively managing a fleet of dubble hull tankers who are working for several independant oil trading companies. We are following the new developments in LNG bunkering closely in order to continue to respond to the wishes of our costumers.
Current address Lichterweg 3, 2030 Antwerpen, Belgium.