Dedicated to serving our marine staff and always serving them well. Striving for excellence in all that we do. Meeting and exceeding our customers' needs.

About company

We are proud to have established a crewing business in Russia and the Baltic states at the earliest opportunity. As one of the first in the industry, we faced many complex challenges. We believe that our success is based upon a clear strategy, good policies and effective systems. During 25 years

of growth Baltic Group International has become a market leader in the marine personnel recruitment market and we are continuing our dynamic development.

BGI is represented in Tallinn, Riga, Klaipeda, Saint-Petersburg, Novorossiysk, Samara, Astrakhan, Archangelsk, Nakhodka, Kaliningrad, Tbilisi and Batumi. Establishing regional BGI offices in the largest marine centers in the region was part of our growth strategy. Our offices operate closely with one another, delivering recruitment solutions for our clients as one organization.

BGI recruits and delivers:
  • marine personnel for employment on all types of cargo vessels
  • personnel to work on ferries, passenger and cruise vessels
  • office technical, commercial and management staff for the marine industry
  • on and offshore personnel for the energy and oil and gas industries
10 october 1990  Baltic Group International Ltd.” Company foundation
The first BGI office was opened in Tallinn, Estonia
October 1990  The first seafarer was employed to work on a reefer ship of Gustav Ericsson Reederei Company, Finland
February 1991  The first crew was employed to work on a chemical tanker belonging to Knud I, Larsen Shipping Co., Denmark
October 1991  “Baltinc Ltd.” office was opened in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. In August 1992 the Company was renamed as “BGI St.Petersburg”
April 1992  “Lat. BGI Ltd.” office was opened in Riga, Latvia
December 1993  “BGI Novorossiysk” office was opened in Novorossiysk, Russia
December 1996  More than 1000 seafarers were working on our clients' vessels
July 1998  “BGI Arkhangelsk” office was opened in Arkhangelsk, Russia
August 2000  BGI became a part of V.Ships Company - one of the leaders of the shipping industry
October 2000  “BGI Far East ”office was opened in Nakhodka, Russia
October 2001  “Lat. BGI Ltd.” was renamed as “ BGI Riga ”. “BGI Tbilisi ”office was opened in Tbilisi, Georgia
April 2002  “BGI Klaipeda” office was opened in Klaipeda, Lithuania
2002-2003 The Company quality management system was certified in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2000
April 2006 “BGI Samara” was opened in Samara, Russia
August 2006  “BGI Sakhalin” office was opened in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
September 2006 “BGI Batumi” office was opened in Batumi, Georgia
May 2008 "BGI Kaliningrad" office was opened in Kaliningrad, Russia
May 2010 "BGI Astrakhan" office was opened in Astrakhan, Russia
December 2011 MLC 2006 certification of BGI all offices. The scope of certification “Provision of manpower management for maritime industry in accordance with requirements of the International Labour Organization's Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC,2006) as applicable to recruitment and placement services”