24 Oborului Street P.O. Box 234 RO-900162
In September 1992, former Master Mariner and Tanker Department Manager Gheorghe Bosinceanu, together with a small and dedicated team of colleagues from the leading state-owned Romanian shipping company set up their first venture in the historic port of Constanta, in the wake of the liberalization of the Romanian economy and business enterprise.
The first corporate vehicle Tanker Ship Management S.R.L. was thus founded and set out to implement the know-how and expertise that the team had collectively accumulated over the years both at sea and ashore.
In the ten years that have elapsed since, the Histria Group of Companies was established and now encompasses a network of corporate vehicles engaged in shipmanagement, chartering, operation, crewing, repairs and upgrading, technical maintenance and safety at sea of a growing fleet of eight tankers, bulkcarrier and general cargo vessels ranging from 3 000 to 164 000 dwt and totaling an aggregate of over 650,000 tdw. Other peripheral activities such as insurance, P&I and claims handling, agency services, the supply of bunkers, lubricants and provisions to the fleet, the computerized freight management and accounting services are covered in-house by skilled and trained personnel.
The flagship corporation of the group, Histria Shipmanagement S.R.L., is a full member of BIMCO, INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO and the first Romanian shipping company awarded with International Safety Management Certificate IMO A 741(18) by Germanischer Lloyd in October 1997. Furthermore the company is on its way for obtaining the quality assurance certification ISO 9002.
In the short period of time since the setting-up of our organization, we have developed direct business relations with prime charterers, major oil companies, grain houses, ore and coal traders and have established a satisfactory cooperation with well-established brokerage houses in leading maritime centers.
Recognizing the importance of our human resources, members of our growing team at all levels of responsibility are attending specialized intensive courses at transport academies and shipping seminars in London, Oxford, Cambridge, Copenhagen, and Oslo in order to enhance their know-how and expertise. Furthermore, our Masters, Chief Engineers, Naval Architects and departmental managers are participating in international conferences and shipping exhibitions in order to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in their respective field of specialization within the Group.
Closely monitoring marketing reports our team is able to prepare our own analyses and projects for the future market trends in relation to the three types of vessels managed by us, thus helping management to set the course of group strategy in the short, medium and long term.
These we perform with the assistance of an extensive computer local area network system supported by specialized software programs that also controls the day-to-day management tasks and gives impetus to the effectiveness of the whole structure of the organization from financial administration to technical maintenance, to voyage estimates and post fixtures.
The corner-stones of our group philosophy remain the same as they were in 1992:
. Dedication and hard work;
. Safety at sea of life, ship, cargo and the environment;
On the basis of the foregoing we are poised to achieve our short-term and long-term objectives and to meet the challenges of the 21st century.