PROMARINHA  was founded in 1969 and the objective of the company was to provide services related directly or indirectly to the Merchant Marine Industry namely: "Economic and operational studies for the acquisitions and specifications of vessels.

"New building project consulting"Survey and inspection services of vessels and cargo."Repairs in vessels as well as a follow up on the work."Technical maintenance of vessels"Crew recruitment and management of maritime personnel Soon after 1984, its activity was focused in the recruitment and management of marine personnel for national and international clients. It was in that period that we started our crewing operations with St. Thomas, Angola and Mozambique companies in general cargo vessels, also in the containers of a Portuguese owner, STENA ferries, cruise vessels "RENAISSANCE", and MAERSK, LOWLINE and O.I.L. platform supply vessels operating in the North Sea, West Africa and Brazil.

In the 90´s Promarinha´s core business was to source and manage marine crews to Platform Supply Vessels namely to clients based out in the U.K.

After 2000 and subsequent years  initiates a collaboration with one of the most important recruitment companies being the only Portuguese company involved with the recruitment of offshore Drilling and Maintenance crews to onshore and offshore installations operating in Europe and West Africa. Organizes successful recruitment campaigns of Portuguese greenhands and experienced crew.  

In 2005 Promarinha establishes a partnership with a major Scottish player and expands its activity to the hotel services crew mainly to Ferries operating in the North Sea.

In 2006 acts as manning office for a stand by vessels shipowner widening its Operations within the offshore support vessels market  in the oil & gas industry. Adds a major Canadian company with Operations in the north Sea,  Far East  and Brazil to its cliente list.

In 2008 establishes a long term co-operation for the provision of marine crews to Norwegian merchant marine vessels with a Norwegian partner.

In 2010 enhanced its number of seafarers working in most types of offshore support vessels to record numbers including PSV, AHTSV, SBV, Multi-Purpose Offshore Support Vessels, Survey,Dive Support , Chaser Vessels, Crane Subsea Support Vessels e Field and Subsea Support Vessels.

2011 is marked in the company history with its first recruitment campaign of well services personnel to Europe and West Africa operations for a major oil services company in a partnership with one of its clients.



 

In 2013 Promarinha is accepted as a full member of the Portuguese Shipowners Association.

In October 2013 achieves ISO9001:2008 certification of its management system.

In November 2013 Promarinha is the first company in Portugal to have achieved the MLC 2006 compliance certificate issued by DNV applicable for crew manning offices.

In November 2013 achieves the award  of exports and internacionalization organized by the BES / Jornal de Negócios in the category Small and Mid Sized Services company.

In June 2014 it is recognized by the IAPMEI (Portuguese state bureau of support to small and mid sized companies) PME Líder award based on the its quality and risk profile.

Among our main clients we work with are:

INSTITUTO PORTUGUES DO MAR E DA ATMOSFERA

MUTUALISTA AÇOREANA DE TRANSPORTES MARITIMOS,S.A.

CLYDE RECRUITMENT

DOF

DRILLMAR

ECOTANKERS

FARSTAD SHIPPING

FLETCHER SHIPPING

GPS / SAIPEM

MAERSK SUPPLY SERVICE

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