• Since 1982, ABC Maritime, a Swiss based family owned group of companies, offers complete solutions to the world’s maritime communities of ship owners, trading houses, oil companies, financial institutions and international organisations.

    ABC Maritime A.G. manages commercially and technically a fleet of vessels including asphalt and chemical tankers, offshore support vessels and bulkers. We have one of our vessels in a port somewhere in the world every 15 hours. The group has grown to being one of the world’s leading providers of floating accommodation barges in West Africa and major names in the world of oil, offshore and finance consider ABC Maritime as a valued partner.

    The company is certified ISO 9001 and 14001 by Det Norske Veritas and its Safety Management System is certified by Det Norske Veritas and Bureau Veritas.

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    Bayside Services S.A. offers brokerage services to the international shipping community for sale & purchase, chartering and finance via our offices in Switzerland and Singapore. Headquartered on the shores of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) in Nyon, the group has an established network of contacts allowing us to offer global solutions to the shipping industry.Visit company website.

    The group in figures:

    › Over 1500 captains, officers and seamen on employment

    › Overseas network (West Africa, Ukraine, Singapore, Switzerland)


    ABC Maritime's vision is built around the following key aspects, which we consider vital for our success now and in the future:

    ZERO Incidents and ZERO Pollution/Spill to the Sea. Respect of all aspects of the environment and commitment to safety of life and safety at Sea. Fairness and Respect to our business partners' needs and requirements and by efficient, effective and economic operations we achieve profitability. Recognition that our employees are our greater assets. They are committed, motivated and are experienced in their respective roles. The improvement and valuing of such skills and attitudes is achieved by continuing training, education and equal opportunities. Maintaining ABC Maritime at the forefront of the industry by prompt compliance and continued striving beyond industry standards.

ABC Maritime Group History

  • 1982    ABC Maritime AG was founded by Hans Tanner who is still Chairman and sole shareholder
  • 1986    First vessel bought (M/V "Randa")
  • 1993   ABC entered the dry cargo ship management business.
  • 1998    Investments in first tankers and FSIVs (Fast Support Intervention Vessels)
  • 2002    Establishment of own office in Odessa to secure personnel being fully compliant with international rules and regulations.
  • 2004   Foundation of Suisse-Outremer to group vessel ownership.
  • 2005   Acquisition of Bayside Services S.A which offers tailor-made shipbroking and financial services.

    Suisse-Outremer introduces work and accommodation barges as a new line of business.

  • 2011   Creation of Bayside Services Singapore.

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