Our history

libro_tarabochiaThe origin of Tarabochia Shipping Agency date back to the mid-nineteenth century when, by the goodwill of an ancient Lussinian family, in 1864 the Company was founded with the main object to act as “ Steamship Owners Agents and Brokers” of regular lines and trips for sailing boats and steamships. (Then Lussinpiccolo was a beautiful Austrian island not very far from Trieste. Now this island is Croatian territory renamed Mali Losinj).

Since the first years of its activity Tarabochia represented the main Shipping Companies of that time such as Austrian Union Shipping, Austro-Americana, and Navigazione a Vapore del Lloyd Austro Ungarico with regular lines between Trieste to North and South America, Adriatic, East and West Mediterranean, North Europe, United Kingdom and Norway.

Tarabochia embarked for many many years the Italian Emigrants with destination the America and down there it had many Emigration Offices to assist them. Our Company was also for more than one hundred years Agent at Trieste of Det Norske Veritas (The Norwegian Register of Shipping).

certificatoConsequently Tarabochia developed its activity very fast, and during the period that preceded the First World War, it become the leading Ship Agency in Trieste serving not only the Owners mentioned above, but also practically all the other Shipowners of Trieste and Lussinpiccolo, who were numerous at that time, and many important foreing Shipping Companies, some of which Tarabochia is still serving, as three of main Oil Companies in the World.
During the First and Second World War the activity of Tarabochia came to a practical standstill. After the Wars Trieste lost some of its traffic but not so Tarabochia. In fact all the old connections were mantained and also many other Shipowners placed their ships into the care of our Company.

libro_tarabochiaPresently Tarabochia, which has now 155 years of continuous service, is the oldest Ship Agency in Trieste and one of the oldest in the Mediterranean area. Besides its activities of Insurance Company, Claims Agents, Forwarding Agents, Crew Manning Agents and Logistic, as Ship Agents activity our Company has a long and great experience and a tested organization in handling Liners, Tramps, Ro/Ro, Cruises and all types of Vessels. Of course, Tarabochia makes use of highly, qualified and reliable Personnel to guarantee the best services and employs the most up-to-date operating systems and information technology to serve its Customers
Tarabochia has its own main offices (two flats of 250 square metres each) located near the Commercial Harbour, the Port Authorities and the Customs Offices. It also has an office in the harbour area located at Molo VII° Container Terminal of Punto Franco Nuovo (Free Port), a branch office in the Port of Monfalcone and a representative office in the Port of Koper (Slovenia) and Rijeka (Croatia).