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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