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Our History

About Our History
12/9 2005

1990 - 1995

Horizon Shipping was founded in 1990 by Mr. Ernesto Garcia and partners. In 1994, Mr. Garcia acquired sole ownership of the company. By 1995, Horizon Shipping was already an important operator within the WCSA, mainly with mineral concentrates and metals from Peru and Chile to Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Black Sea and the United States Gulf. The estimated volume at that time was approximately 1.0 million tons per year, performed with approx 40-50 T/C handy-sized vessels. Historically, Horizon Shipping have maintained a well-balanced portfolio between cargoes under COA with First Class Charterers and suitable spot cargoes sourced from the market during daily arbitrage activities.

11/12 2005

2004 - 2009

In 2004, (Ultranav) became partners at Horizon Shipping, giving the company the additional strength and commercial synergies to transform Horizon Shipping from an important operator within the WCSA, to an important global player. The Operational and Commercial office is located in Miami, through its exclusive general agent, Lot Ocean Transport, Inc.

In addition to its traditional trade to Europe, the Mediterranean, the Black Sea and the United States Gulf, The Company gained a strong focus in 2009 on cargoes within the Pacific basin with destinations in the Far East and India. Horizon Shipping is now the preeminent shipper of WCSA concentrates to the world.