Biehl has been a recognized factor in the shipping industry since the beginning of the 20th century. Respected worldwide and financially sound, Biehl stands poised to lead the way among ship agencies into the 21st century. Biehl maintains its position by retaining highly qualified personnel and utilizing the latest technology available to assist each principal to conduct business. In addition to offering the full range of ship agency services, Biehl also acts as Owners’ or Charterers’ protective agents or as husbanding agents in connection with dry-docking and other special circumstances.
Founded in 1905, Biehl served the US Gulf Coast from Galveston even before the Port of Houston was established. Shortly after World War I, Wilkens & Biehl, as it was then known, opened an office in Houston. Since then Biehl has grown to become one of the largest steamship agents in the US with 16 local offices located in the US Gulf and US East Coast. Biehl and sister company, Carolina Shipping, both belong to the same parent company - Biehl International Corp.