Today SPI Marine is a leading global brand in bulk liquid shipping and logistics.
Our history in the USA dates back to 1986. From humble beginnings here are the key milestones in our history:
STCI is founded by Jeff Mavelli and his two colleagues from a NYC tanker brokerage, establishing an office located in South Norwalk, Connecticut. Later that same year STCI merges with Fleets Cove Chartering whose two brokers move from Long Island to STCI’s Connecticut offices. Tom Wimmer joined the company in 1987 and became a partner in 1996, Tom Robbins joined in 1991 and made partner in 2000, followed by Jason Siemer who joined in 1997 and became a partner in 2010.
In 2014 SPI Marine forms Manuport Logistics Asia (MPLA), a joint-venture with Manuport Logistics NV (Antwerp), to offer the full range of freight forwarding and logistics services, truly progressing beyond shipbroking! Operating from the SPI’s Singapore office, MPLA specializes in bulk liquid transportation in drums, flexi-tanks and iso-tanks.
With its global vision, the SPI Group establishes a presence in Europe when Graeme Harness joins in 2014, opening the UK branch. In 2017, SPI Marine UK goes on to develop its logistics and commodity business – Liquid Commodity Solutions (LCS), complementing the existing core broking business in the UK. Further enabling SPI Marine to deliver end-to-end solutions, from broking, shipping through to storage, containers, road and rail transportation.