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The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers first appeared in Bulgaria as a Distance Learning Centre under the patronage of Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy (NVNA).
The Institute, however, was well known to the Bulgarian maritime business and community long before that, with people acquiring membership and fellowship in prior years.
 
SHINC Brokers Ltd. is a brokerage company established 2003, with a place of business Varna, Bulgaria and worldwide interests and contacts.
Our vision is to provide tailor made services for our clients. As all of our dry cargo chartering brokers graduated the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS), London, our combined knowledge and experience enables us to deliver personalized attention in details.
 
Simpson Spence Young stands out as the world’s largest independent broker. We were established in 1880 by Ernest Simpson, Lewis Spence and Captain William Young, and have been growing, evolving, and adapting ever since.
Since September 2017 the Company have opened an office in Varna,Bulgaria as wider window to Eastern European clients.
Simpson Spence Young operates from 17 offices across the globe and employs over 400 people. Covering all the major shipping and commodity locations, and providing a round the clock service.
 
Company „FLAG BG“ Ltd. was established for providing first class agency services in port of Varna and Burgas, later the company expanded its service area to all Bulgarian Ports. The name “FLAG BG” comes from an acronym - Ferro-Line Agency Group (FLAG).
Company “FLAG BG” Ltd is an exclusive partner for discharging steel cargoes in Bulgaria on account “Metinvest”. All vessels discharging or loading “Metinvest” steel cargoes are using “FLAG BG” Ltd as port agent. The company is also a broker for “Metinvest” cargoes, and recently commenced to develop freight trading.
Based on the high quality of the service and excellent performance, the company “FLAG BG” Ltd is considered as a reliable partner not only for local authorities, but also for wide range of Shipowners. The company is in certification process under ISO 9001:2015, ISO
14001:2015 and ISO45001:2015 from approval company Lloyd’s Register.
 
VFS Chartering Ltd. was established in 2010 in Varna, Bulgaria as a fully independent international ship-brokerage house. The Company is mainly focused in the dry bulk shipping sector and more specifically offering services within the coaster-handy size segment (3000-35,000 mts). Since its establishment, VFS has been steadily growing during the years thanks to its service excellence orientation and clientele. The depth of in-house knowhow & intelligence has positioned the company as a leading and well entrusted company in the European Continent in the sphere of ship-management and brokerage services.