Over 165 Years in Shipping

 

Over 165 Years In Shipping

 

Who we are

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“Grupo Pérez y Cía. has led the maritime and logistics sector since its founding in 1853. Through the last 165 years we have evolved constantly to encompass different segments of the logistics chain, always offering the newest solutions to our clients. This is possible thanks to the more than 1,000 people who make up this great family, united under the principles of responsibility and professionalism. Every day we work hard to ensure that Pérez y Cía. Group continues to adapt to our clients’ necessities, offering global and unique solutions.”

Javier Ferrer Muñoz-SecaChairman & CEO

Who we are

A flag of trust

“Grupo Pérez y Cía. has led the maritime and logistics sector since its founding in 1853. Through the last 165 years we have evolved constantly to encompass different segments of the logistics chain, always offering the newest solutions to our clients. This is possible thanks to the more than 1,000 people who make up this great family, united under the principles of responsibility and professionalism. Every day we work hard to ensure that Pérez y Cía. Group continues to adapt to our clients’ necessities, offering global and unique solutions.”

Javier Ferrer Muñoz-SecaPresident & CEO

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Cargo

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Agency

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& Supply

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Services

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brokerage

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Services

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History

Our Origin

Pérez y Cía. Group was founded in 1853 by Mr. Ángel Bernardo Pérez, who started his activity by setting up a Shipping Agency in Santander and hiring the brigantines “Teresa” and “Tersicore” for trade with the island of Cuba.

As a consequence of its close relationship with the first Marquis of Comillas, the firm participated in the founding of the “Compañía Transatlántica Española” in 1881.

A Long Journey

Grupo Pérez y Cía was founded in 1853 by Mr. Angel Bernardo Pérez, who started his activity by setting up a Shipping Agency in Santander and hiring the brigantines “Teresa” and “Tersicore” for trade with the island of Cuba.
As a consequence of its close relationship with the first Marquis of Comillas, the firm participated in the founding of the “Compañía Transatlántica Española” in 1881.
Remolques Unidos Foundation: In 1962 PYC becomes part of Remolques Unidos, a company dedicated to the activity of maritime towing in the Port of Santander, as well as salvage services.
In 1967, expansion throughout Spain began, with the opening of new offices and the acquisition of former consignees. In 1979, the expansion in America is consolidated with the inauguration of Pérez y Cía. (Puerto Rico), resulting in the opening of new offices in the Caribbean and Central America.
In 1991, Gesamar Insurance Brokerage was founded, dedicated to technical advice and brokerage of all types of insurance, such as maritime, real estate, personal, merchandise, transport and shipbuilding, with the aim of minimizing operational risks.
In 1994, M.P.G. (Manipulaciones Portuarias Grupajes y Tránsitos) joined the group. Through an international infrastructure of multiple clients and fully dedicated distribution centers, it designs specialized logistics solutions and provides supply chain management services, including consulting and outsourcing services. Thanks to its steady growth, MPG has achieved a position among the top national logistics groups in 2021.
In 2001, the company Copitrans joins the Perez y Cia. Group, providing container and freight transportation services to any destination in the European Union.
In 2001 Remolques Unidos became part of the company that operated the port towing concession in Malaga, acquiring the entire company in 2006.
In 2008, the company Almacenes Pérez Noreste joins the group providing storage of containers and goods in the commercial dock of the port of Vigo.
In 2010Vigo Cruise Terminal started providing services to both passengers and Shipping Lines. A year later, in 2011, Coruña Cruise Terminal was inaugurated. Due to its geographical location, Coruña is a strategic point in the shipping routes to and from Northern Europe.
One year later in 2011 Coruña Cruise Terminal started its activity. Due to its geographical location, Coruña is a strategic point on the navigation routes to and from Northern Europe.
In 2011 Remolques Unidos is positioned as the main shareholder involved in the management of the Barcelona Towing Company.
In 2012, the company Carmar Soluciones Logísticas was incorporated, specializing in transport from the Peninsula to the Balearic and Canary archipelagos, both for full loads and groupage.
In 2013, the Cadiz Cruise Terminal started to operate, with the opening of two terminals. Its locationin a key strategic point, the heart of the city, benefits the accessibility of passengers to the historical and monumental area.
In 2015, Panama Service Center is created as the administrative and regional center for the Caribbean subsidiaries of Pérez y Cía: Jamaica; Dominican Republic; Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago.
In 2016 Insignia Shipping Company is born, dedicated to cover general cargo, breakbulk, heavy lift and tramp shipping worldwide.
In 2018 Perez y Cia. Group acquires C.F.S (Caribbean Feeder Services), one of the main feeder operators in the Caribbean and Central America region. It operates a feeder services network in the Caribbean and Central America centered in the ports of Kingston (Jamaica) and Manzanillo (Panama), covering also (Honduras, Belize and Guatemala), Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana and the Caribbean (Dutch Antilles, Haiti, Dominican Republic, San Juan de Puerto Rico).
In 2019 Carmar maritime Services is created, a new business division that will focus on the supply of consumables to all types of vessels as well as other services such as storage and transit of spare parts destined for vessels.
In 2020 “China Project Division” opened, establishing its headquarter in Shanghai, given the connectivity provided by this cosmopolitan city. On the other hand, the operational office in Ningbo.
In 2021 Pérez y Cía. acquires the SPC group, which has two divisions: Shipping specialized in Maritime Agency services (Regular and Tramp Line), Project Cargo and Chartering and Logistics which focuses its activity on Freight Forwarding services, Customs Management and Logistics Solutions.
In 2021 , Pérez y Cía. becomes the most important Maritime Agency in the entire Iberian Peninsula by acquiring Burmester & Stüve, Navegação, a Portuguese Shipping Agency with more than 125 years of history and that cover activities from Port Agency, Maritime Agency (Regular and Tramp Services) Freight Forwarding and Project Cargo and with offices in Aveiro, Leixões, Lisbon, Viana do Castello, Portimão, Setúbal, Sines and Pombal.
En 2021 Pérez y Cía. Group strengthens its presence in Asia through its participation in Britoil Offshore Services’s acquisition, a leading global provider of marine transportation and anchor handling vessels, primarily focused on executing complex offshore oil and gas projects worldwide, based in Singapore and founded in 1988.

History

Our Origin

Pérez y Cía. Group was founded in 1853 by Mr. Ángel Bernardo Pérez, who started his activity by setting up a Shipping Agency in Santander and hiring the brigantines “Teresa” and “Tersicore” for trade with the island of Cuba.

As a consequence of its close relationship with the first Marquis of Comillas, the firm participated in the founding of the “Compañía Transatlántica Española” in 1881.

A Long Journey

Grupo Pérez y Cía was founded in 1853 by Mr. Angel Bernardo Pérez, who started his activity by setting up a Shipping Agency in Santander and hiring the brigantines “Teresa” and “Tersicore” for trade with the island of Cuba.
As a consequence of its close relationship with the first Marquis of Comillas, the firm participated in the founding of the “Compañía Transatlántica Española” in 1881.
Remolques Unidos Foundation: In 1962 PYC becomes part of Remolques Unidos, a company dedicated to the activity of maritime towing in the Port of Santander, as well as salvage services.
In 1967, expansion throughout Spain began, with the opening of new offices and the acquisition of former consignees. In 1979, the expansion in America is consolidated with the inauguration of Pérez y Cía. (Puerto Rico), resulting in the opening of new offices in the Caribbean and Central America.
In 1991, Gesamar Insurance Brokerage was founded, dedicated to technical advice and brokerage of all types of insurance, such as maritime, real estate, personal, merchandise, transport and shipbuilding, with the aim of minimizing operational risks.
In 1994, M.P.G. (Manipulaciones Portuarias Grupajes y Tránsitos) joined the group. Through an international infrastructure of multiple clients and fully dedicated distribution centers, it designs specialized logistics solutions and provides supply chain management services, including consulting and outsourcing services. Thanks to its steady growth, MPG has achieved a position among the top national logistics groups in 2021.
In 2001, the company Copitrans joins the Perez y Cia. Group, providing container and freight transportation services to any destination in the European Union.
In 2001 Remolques Unidos became part of the company that operated the port towing concession in Malaga, acquiring the entire company in 2006.
In 2008, the company Almacenes Pérez Noreste joins the group providing storage of containers and goods in the commercial dock of the port of Vigo.
In 2010Vigo Cruise Terminal started providing services to both passengers and Shipping Lines. A year later, in 2011, Coruña Cruise Terminal was inaugurated. Due to its geographical location, Coruña is a strategic point in the shipping routes to and from Northern Europe.
One year later in 2011 Coruña Cruise Terminal started its activity. Due to its geographical location, Coruña is a strategic point on the navigation routes to and from Northern Europe.
In 2011 Remolques Unidos is positioned as the main shareholder involved in the management of the Barcelona Towing Company.
In 2012, the company Carmar Soluciones Logísticas was incorporated, specializing in transport from the Peninsula to the Balearic and Canary archipelagos, both for full loads and groupage.
In 2013, the Cadiz Cruise Terminal started to operate, with the opening of two terminals. Its locationin a key strategic point, the heart of the city, benefits the accessibility of passengers to the historical and monumental area.
In 2015, Panama Service Center is created as the administrative and regional center for the Caribbean subsidiaries of Pérez y Cía: Jamaica; Dominican Republic; Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago.
In 2016 Insignia Shipping Company is born, dedicated to cover general cargo, breakbulk, heavy lift and tramp shipping worldwide.
In 2018 Perez y Cia. Group acquires C.F.S (Caribbean Feeder Services), one of the main feeder operators in the Caribbean and Central America region. It operates a feeder services network in the Caribbean and Central America centered in the ports of Kingston (Jamaica) and Manzanillo (Panama), covering also (Honduras, Belize and Guatemala), Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana and the Caribbean (Dutch Antilles, Haiti, Dominican Republic, San Juan de Puerto Rico).
In 2019 Carmar maritime Services is created, a new business division that will focus on the supply of consumables to all types of vessels as well as other services such as storage and transit of spare parts destined for vessels.
In 2020 “China Project Division” opened, establishing its headquarter in Shanghai, given the connectivity provided by this cosmopolitan city. On the other hand, the operational office in Ningbo.
In 2021 Pérez y Cía acquires the SPC group, which has two divisions: Shipping specialized in Maritime Agency services (Regular and Tramp Line), Project Cargo and Chartering and Logistics which focuses its activity on Freight Forwarding services, Customs Management and Logistics Solutions.
In 2021 Pérez y Cía acquires Burmester & Stüve, Navegação S.A., a Portuguese Shipping Agency with more than 125 years of history. With the acquisition, Pérez y Cía. strengthens its leadership in the logistics and maritime market, and becomes the most important Maritime Agency in the entire Iberian Peninsula. Pérez y Cía has already had 25 own offices in the main Spanish ports and with this acquisition, it expands its presence in the #IberianPeninsula by adding its own offices in the following Portuguese ports: Aveiro, Leixões, Lisbon, Viana do Castello, Portimão, Setúbal and Sines. Burmester & Stüve, Navegação S.A., covers the following activities from Port Agency, Maritime Agency (Regular Line and Tramp Services) Freight Forwarding and Project Cargo.
En 2021 Pérez y Cía. Group strengthens its presence in Asia through its participation in Britoil Offshore Services’s acquisition, a leading global provider of marine transportation and anchor handling vessels, primarily focused on executing complex offshore oil and gas projects worldwide, based in Singapore and founded in 1988.