In 1978, S.C. UMEX Constanta was founded as a Port Operator specialized for handling industrial equipment and project cargo. The company was dimensioned and equipped in this respect, using a Terminal that includes heavy duty cranes, concrete open storage platforms, covered flat warehouses, specific equipment for project cargo handling.
In 1991 the company was fully privatized, evolving into a strong and versatile entity. The new economic climate imposes the need to adapt, to develop; and UMEX did so by diversifying the area of services and operated cargoes. The metallurgical products and general cargo were easily integrated into our portfolio, soon to be followed by containers; also RORO operations were performed in the specialized berths. Of course, we did maintain UMEX as the most experienced and reliable operator for project & heavy cargo in Constanta Port.
Since 2000, UMEX is certified by Germanischer Lloyd Certification for the Quality Management System relevant for Stevedoring for containers and general cargo, in accordance with ISO 9001 Standard.
In 2011, the major stake of UMEX was acquired by MARIA GROUP, an important local agricultural developer; naturally, bulk cereals and fertilizers became an important part of our activity range, placing us among the important players in this segment. Notable investments were made in order to align our technical endowments to the requirements of this activity; also we’ve managed to improve our operational skills, to specialize our entire personnel for a high level of professionalism.
In 2015, UMEX is certified by DNV GL Business Assurance for the Quality Management System relevant for Stevedoring for containers and general cargo, in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 Standard.
In 2017, investments summing abt. One million euro were made, increasing the amount invested since 2011 to more than 7 million euro.