For the building of the first Tharsis in 1995 a business partnership was established between G.Bosma, R. de Jonge and J.A. de Vries. De Jonge's family roots are found in the Denmark trade as well with the building of the "Rio Y Mar" by his parents in 1972. De Jonge is still engaged in sistercompany Banner Shipping and his relatives are still active all over the Dutch shipping industry.
This newbuild ship, within our company often referred to as Tharsis 1, was the start of our current business. She was built at Shipyard De Kaap in Meppel in 1996 and up to today she is the largest sea-river ship with an airdraft of 4.5m. at a draft of 2.8m. In 2001 the ship entered the Goole-Rhine trade for Duisburg based Rhein Maas See Schiffahrt (RMS). A company with a rich history in sea-river shipping. Tharsis 1 was sold in 2007. Currently this ship is sailing the Mediterranean sea as "Mari Mer" where she is a frequent visitor of the river Rhone. She was followed up by Tharsis 2 and Mv Banier of our sistercompany Banner Shipping.
With this vessel bought in 2007, that was built at Shipyard Peters, in Kampen in 2003, the charter for RMS was continued. In the same year J.A.Bosma and A. v/d Heuvel entered the business. Although this ship was smaller than her predecessor, she handled very well and with her size she was ideal for the trade she was in. In 2011 the vessel was sold to Baltnautic who deploys her mainly in northwest Europe and the Baltic Sea and was renamed "Figaro".