BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF
Sociedad Marítima y Comercial Somarco Ltda.
With the personal challenge of creating a Chilean company in the field of ship agents, dominated until then by foreign companies, on January 13, 1953, in the port of San Antonio (Chile) Don Julio Antonio Blanc Arenas together with his son Julio Blanc Barrios proceed to the foundation of Sociedad Marítima y Comercial Somarco Ltda. in the areas of Ship Agent, Stevedoring Agent and Shipping Agent for domestic and foreign vessels. Today, Somarco is still a family business, currently managed by Mr. Julio’s grandson, Mr. Christian Blanc Parga.
In these almost 70 years, Somarco has positioned itself as a relevant player in the industry, thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit of the Blanc family, which has allowed the company to expand its operations to numerous activities always related to the shipping world.
Below is a timeline with the main milestones in Somarco’s history.