About us

With more than 25 years of experience, we deliver a wide range of high quality, cost effective and transparent marine transportation services.

Histria Shipmanagement SRL (HSM) is a dynamic provider of a wide range of high quality, cost effective and transparent ship management services, ranging from newbuilding supervision to financial management.

Safety and environmental protection are our top priorities and, with more than 25 years of experience, HSM successfully combines the best elements of traditional shipping with the modern drive of today’s industry.

The fleet under management currently consists of eleven (11) Product & Chemical tankers of 41.000 DWT IMO type III and one (1) Product & Chemical tankers of 40.000 DWT IMO type II / III, all of which have been built at SNC (Constanta Shipyard) in Constanta, Romania, the hometown of our office.

In addition to tankers, we have extensive experience in managing various vessel types and sizes including dry cargo vessels and dry bulk carriers. We are flexible in our approach to suit the needs of our clients and are able to offer tailored ship management services.

Our shore based management team, composed of highly experienced industry professionals amongst whom there are active and former seafarers, ensures that our services are at the forefront of the global industry standards through teamwork, professionalism and dedication. With reliability and foresight being the hallmark of our business, we strive for operational excellence and are fully committed to looking after our clients’ assets.

Background & History

The name of our company, HISTRIA, is inspired by the ancient city of Histria, meaning “On the Danube”, referring to a fortress built upon the Romanian shores of the Black Sea by the Milesian settlers, the first of the Greeks to conquer this side of the Black Sea shore. Histria, the first urban settlement on the Romanian territory, represents the strength, courage and knowledge of the first sailors, values which hold true for Histria Shipmanagement as well.

Histria Shipmanagement, founded on the 31st of August 1992 by Master Mariner Gheorghe Bosinceanu, was one of the first privately owned shipping and crew management companies in Eastern Europe and the first Romanian shipping company awarded with the International Safety Management Certificate IMO A 741 (18) and ISO 9002 Quality certificate by Germanischer Lloyd.

The company’s history is closely associated with its founder’s hard working approach, perseverance and vision.

Since its inauguration, the company has steadily grown into the trusted global maritime service provider it is today.

The corner-stones of our group philosophy remain the same as they were in 1992:

  • Safety at sea of life, ship, cargo and the environment
  • Professionalism
  • Dedication and hard work
  • Teamwork