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

Who We Are

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 28 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 Riga, Saint-Petersburg, Novorossiysk, Samara, 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.

Our History


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

May 2010

"BGI Astrakhan" office was opened in Astrakhan, Russia

May 2008

"BGI Kaliningrad" office was opened in Kaliningrad, Russia

September 2006

“BGI Batumi” office was opened in Batumi, Georgia

August 2006

“BGI Sakhalin” office was opened in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia

April 2006

“BGI Samara” was opened in Samara, Russia


The Company quality management system was certified in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2000

April 2002

“BGI Klaipeda” office was opened in Klaipeda, Lithuania

October 2001

“Lat. BGI Ltd.” was renamed as “ BGI Riga ”. “BGI Tbilisi ”office was opened in Tbilisi, Georgia

October 2000

“BGI Far East ”office was opened in Nakhodka, Russia

August 2000

BGI became a part of V.Ships Company - one of the leaders of the shipping industry

July 1998

“BGI Arkhangelsk” office was opened in Arkhangelsk, Russia

December 1996

More than 1000 seafarers were working on our clients' vessels

December 1993

“BGI Novorossiysk” office was opened in Novorossiysk, Russia

April 1992

“Lat. BGI Ltd.” office was opened in Riga, Latvia

October 1991

“Baltinc Ltd.” office was opened in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. In August 1992 the Company was renamed as “BGI St.Petersburg”

February 1991

The first crew was employed to work on a chemical tanker belonging to Knud I, Larsen Shipping Co., Denmark

October 1990

The first seafarer was employed to work on a reefer ship of Gustav Ericsson Reederei Company, Finland

10 October 1990

“Baltic Group International Ltd.” Company foundation The first BGI office was opened in Tallinn, Estonia.