BOWEX AND GATEWAY TRADE SHOTS: SILVERTON FIELD -- Bowex and Gateway transports exchanged fire near the Trade Lanes leading from Pueblo to the New York Gate. The rivalry between the two Bretonian firms has always been a bitter one, but this is the first documented incident of hostile action occurring within a House system. The captains of the two ships claimed that the guns were activated "accidentally" and that it was not their intention to hurt anyone. Indeed, no damage occurred to either vessel since the shields absorbed the few shots that were fired.
"This is the main trade artery between Kusari and Bretonia and is Bowex's bread and butter. If you want to talk about a company with its hands in The Crown's pocket, it's Bowex." - Constable Zoe Leighton, Bretonia Police
"If I didn't know better, I'd swear Bowex controls the Armed Forces. Here we are getting attacked from all sides by the Corsairs, there are flames pouring out of my ship. And the Armed Forces patrol flies right by to help a Bowex transport sending a distress call from thirty minutes away! When will the time come when we get a fair shake around here? Gateway Shipping has had to struggle from the very start because of all the history Bowex has in London." - Gateway Shipping, Stokes Mining Station