As a result of the depriving of provitions of thesouthern chilean zones, due to the bodering obstructions between Chileand Argentina, in 1979 NISA applied to start a regular cargotransportation with a Ferry service among Puerto Montt, Puerto Natales,Punta Arenas. This application was finally awarded and NavieraMagallanes S.A., ( NAVIMAG) was created on November 30 th, 1979, tostart this trading with the Ferry Evangelistas. Later, in 1980, theRo.RO Dúngenes was incorporated to the fleet.
From 1985on, and due to the increasing of tourism on the zone, Navimag startedthe trips to Laguna San Rafael, on the Ro.Ro Evangelistas. Also, fromthat year on, tourist passenger transportation on the route to PuertoNatales were incorporated. For this, Navimag was obliged to modify thecargo vessels, fitting them for the passenger transportation.
From that time on, Navimag S.A. has operated some vessels, since thelegendary Evangelistas and Dungenes, first two vessels that the firmhad. Recently we added the Ro.Ro. Tierra del Fuego, Ro.Ro Amadeo, RoRoPto. Edén and Ro.Ro Magallanes.
During all these years, Navimag S.A. has secured its leadership both onthe rolling cargo and passenger transportation among the X, XI and XIIregions. Up to now, the company moves more than 30.000 tourist peryear, becoming a key company for southern regions of Chile.
NavimagS.A. as well as all its ships, are certified under the InternationalSafety Management Code (ISM), related to the provisions of SOLAS forthe protection of human life at sea, and for the quality assuranceprocedures of ISO 9001.2000.
Auditing and certification ofboth systems was carried out by ABS Quality Evaluations, a member ofthe International American Bureau of Shipping group.
The Company's Board of Directors is especially sensitive to ecologicalissues and is committed to a policy of protecting the naturalenvironment. All the necessary measures are taken to ensure theoperation of the Group's vessels is environmentally friendly andcomplies with enviromental regulations.
Our vessels guarantee that they conform to the high InternationalConvention on Marine Pollution (MARPOL), as established by theInternational Maritime Organization (IMO).
The Company is committed to providing environmentally friendlytransportation services and to ensure all its employees conductthemselves with a high sense of responsibility towards the environment.