Scanmar was established in 1982 under the Skanfil manning license which is still operating under the group today. In 1988 the business was expanded and Scanmar Maritime Services Inc was incorporated. Historically, Scanmar has been positioned very close to Scandinavian owners and in its early years their main activity was concentrated within the reefer sector.
Over time this position has changed. Holding on to its reputation for quality and integrity, Scanmar steadily attracted more and more reputable ship owners with a similar philosophy. Their traditional reefer fleet changed to an attractive mix of various types of ships. Scanmar today enjoys controlled, natural growth and has developed effective management systems to secure its high level of service.