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Company History


  • 1923 - Casa Negroe Garcia (Canega) was founded in Mexico.
  • 1937 – Appointed Exclusive Pemex Agents in Cd. Del Carmen, Mexico.
  • 1979 - Exclusive appointment by Pemex to provide all services needed for the development of the Offshore Oil Fields and Export Facilities in the Bay of Campeche.
  • 1980 - Exclusive appointment by Pemex to arrange and coordinate all logistics and operations in Cd. del Carmen in response to the explosion, fire and 9 month oil spill of drilling rig “Ixtoc”.
  • 1981 - Appointed exclusive Agents of Pemex to attend all crude oil exports and lightering operations from the Bay of Campeche, Mexico.
  • 1983 - Established office Florida to carry out all marketing, logistics, operations and billing with worldwide clients.
  • 1983 - Began expansion in the U.S. Gulf, Caribbean, Central & South America to facilitate service the operations of our rapidly growing worldwide customer base.
  • 1985 - Opened offices in Dos Bocas & Coatzacoalcos, Mexico.
  • 1987 - Set up Bunker Broker Department and became First and Only company to start marketing and selling bunkers in Mexico.
  • 1988 - Continued expanding operations in Latin America.
  • 1990 - Moved and established World Headquarters in Houston, Texas.
  • 1992 - Opened offices in Tampico & Altamira, Mexico.
  • 1992- Opened first office in Maracaibo, Venezuela.
  • 1994 - Set up Ship Brokering and Chartering Department
  • 1994 - Appointed exclusive Agents of Marathon Oil Company & opened New Orleans office to attend all their vessels in Garyville and LOOP, La.
  • 1995 - Appointed exclusive Agents of Vela and Saudi Petroleum in St. Eustatius, Netherlands Antilles
  • 1995 - Expanded Bunker Brokering Services Worldwide.
  • 1995 - Opened office in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela.
  • 1995 - Became First Shipping Agency & Bunker Broker to be ISO 9002 Certified in the U.S. and throughout Latin America.
  • 1996 - Appointed by PDV Marina (Petroleos de Venezuela Marine Dept.) as their exclusive Port Agent in over 20 countries and primary Bunker Broker.
  • 1996 - Selected by Chevron Shipping Company as exclusive Port Agent and signed Strategic Alliance for all of Latin America.
  • 1996 - Internet Web Site Released.
  • 1997 - Opened office in Amuay Bay, Venezuela to attend all vessels of Coastal Petroleum.
  • 1997 - Appointed exclusive Port Agents by Norwegian Gas Carriers in the U.S. Gulf.
  • 1997 - Selected by Bunker News as member to their Exclusive Bunker Broker Pricing Panel.
  • 1997 - First Edition of Canega’s On-line Port Information Released.
  • 2002 - Moved Headquarters back to Florida.
  • 2003 - Enter into Strategic Alliance with Gulf Agency Company to attend all their vessels calling St. Eustatius, Netherlands Antilles.
  • 2007 – Appointed Exclusive Agents of Trafigura in St. Eustatius, Netherlands Antilles.
  • 2014 – Signed exclusive Technical Partnership with Petro-Pride Subsea Limited in Nigeria to provide them with all types of vessels needed to support their service contracts with Exxon-Mobil.
  • 2014 – Appointed exclusive representative for Mexico and Latin America of Savante Offshore Services Ltd. Companies will jointly market inspection services to Offshore Installations using lasers technology.
  • 2014 – Article Published in Mexico Oil & Gas Book about the history of Canega and its contribution to the development of the Offshore Industry in the Bay of Campeche, Mexico.
  • 2014 – Appointed exclusive representative of Savante Offshore Services Ltd. Companies will offer and provide inspection services to the Offshore Oil & Gas Industry utilizing laser technology.
  • 2015 – Acquisition of our Flagship “Papito” an Offshore Support Vessel. Additional Vessels will be added to the fleet in 2016.
  • 2016 – Signed exclusive Technical Partnership with CNS Marine Nigeria Ltd., to provide them with vessels needed to support their service contracts with several Major Oil Companies.
  • 2016 - Signed exclusive MOU with CNS International SRL, to jointly market and provide for the first time IMCA Certified Diving Services in Mexico as part of the Energy Reform as well as Nigeria and other worldwide areas.
  • 2016 - Signed exclusive MOU with Houston based ROVOP to jointly market and provide ROV Services in Mexico as part of the Energy Reform.
  • 2016 - Signed exclusive MOU with Venezuelan based IVN to provide them with vessels, IMCA Certified Diving Services & ROV Services needed to support their service contracts with several Major Oil Companies
  • 2016 - Canega becomes the First Mexican Shipowner to be in full compliance with OVID as required by OCIMF.
  • 2016 - Signed exclusive MOU between CNS Marine Nigeria and Grupo Protexa for pipe laying and platform installation services in West Africa.

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