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innovative and trusted since 1968

Now nearly 50 years after its foundation, we could say that when Lorenzo Banchero and Umberto Costa began their adventure in 1968, they already knew what the cornerstones of their business needed to be: discretion, professionalism and spirit of enterprise.

These three values became distinctive of the tradition and style of the banchero costa network, and we remain strongly committed to them today as the largest Italian organisation in the maritime brokerage sector and one of the main organisations internationally.

Through the international network of offices located in the world’s maritime capitals, we are proud to offer our clients the assistance necessary to confidently face the problems of an ever-changing market, whether commercially, legally or financially.

milestones

1968

Lorenzo Banchero and Umberto Costa found banchero costa & c. s.p.a., which starts operating in dry cargo chartering, mainly with Italian clients.

1969

sale & purchase department start operating.

1972

tanker chartering and a new team for research and studies start operating.

1973

banchero costa & c. agenzia marittima s.p.a. starts operating in shipyard representation and ship towage & salvage broking business.

1975

banchero costa insurance broker s.p.a. starts operating in all major risks coverage business.

1979

bancosta s.a., Geneva, starts operating mainly in dry cargo chartering.

1991

Januamar, Genoa, established and specialises in mediation and operation of small capacity dry cargo ships

1995

bancosta fn, starts operating and now provides corporations and financial institutions with a global and complete set of financial services, including advice on debt restructuring, project finance, equity underwriting in addition to consultancy services.

1997

banchero costa liason office in Tokyo starts operating and follows the growing business with Japanese clients.

1998

bancosta s.a.m., Monaco, starts operating in the sectors of sale-purchase and newbuildings, tankers and shipping projects.

1999

Lorenzo Banchero acquires Umberto Costa’s shares

2000

bancosta (uk) ltd., London, starts operating in dry cargo chartering and sale-purchase and newbuildings.

2002

bancosta (oriente) ltd., Hong Kong, starts operating in sale-purchase and newbuilding ships.

2004

bancosta (oriente) limited beijing representative office, Beijing, starts operating in dry cargo chartering.

2007

bancosta (oriente) pte ltd., Singapore, starts operating in sale-purchase and newbuildings sector.

2012

bancosta medioriental services jlt, Dubai, starts operating in dry cargo chartering and sale and purchase

2018

bancosta (oriente) ltd., korea, begins operating in buying and selling of ships and new constructions

banchero costa’s full range of services is completed by other experienced teams active in
container and ro-ro chartering, off-shore, liquified natural gas (lng) projects and logistic project.

banchero costa network is also:

Bay Crest Management Pte Ltd.
SINGAPORE
which operates in commercial management of chemical
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Cauvin Metals
GENOA
which operates in ferrous and non
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Saif
GENOA
operates in the petroleum products, alternative fuels and biomass trading sector
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SeaQuest Shipmanagement
GENOVA – RIJEKA – SINGAPORE – GENEVA – BEIJING – TOKYO
providing shipmanagement, crewing, ship operation and maritime consultancy
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SeaQuest Project Management Ltd.
HONG KONG – GENEVA – BEIJING
providing consultancy, project management and supervision services for their new building and conversion projects
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