AB Crewing is a crewing agency based in Constanta, Romania, that specializes in providing qualified officers and crew for ship-owners and ship management companies worldwide.
Our services include crewing, technical management, spares supply for vessels and maritime equipment originating in Eastern Europe, particularly Romania.
Feel free to contact our crewing agency at:+40 241 551 700
As General Manager of AB Crewing, Florin provides strategic leadership to the company’s crewing and shipmanagement operations on account of his long experience as a maritime professional. He is a qualified marine engineer with over two decades of maritime industry experience, including sea-going and operations. Florin joined AB Crewing in 1999 after six years as a senior executive for Donau Sea Link, a medium-sized ship management company, and coordinates all business activities for the company, including business development, quality assurance, screening and interview of candidates, client relations, etc. He earned a Master’s degree in Ship and Port Management from the Constanta Maritime University where he authored a study on emerging trends in global employment opportunities for Romanian seafarers. He was elected vice-president of Romania’s National Association of Crewing Agencies in 2002.
Human Resources Manager
As the senior-most member of the AB Crewing management team and the founder of the company back in 1992, Ion brings in extensive sea-going and crewing experience and nurtures a wide range of contacts in the maritime and local business communities. He has earned the respect of local seafarers through his diligence and natural instinct for finding the right person a particular position. As a senior office bearer of the local business association, to which he was elected in 1990, Ion used his office to create a separate shipping department to provide crewing, brokerage and agency services for shipping companies. Along with Florin, he oversees several crucial areas of the business, including screening, selection, recruitment, record-keeping, finance, administration etc.
An electrical engineer by vocation, Valentin has had an illustrious career in the shipping industry having worked as a Port Engineer between 1990 and 1996 for Petromin, the largest state-owned shipping fleet in Romania, which was subsequently privatized. During this tenure, he spent two years as a technical representative and supervisor for Petromin in Piraeus, Greece. In 1996, Valentin joined Donau Sea Link as a technical manager looking after maintenance, repairs and spares supply for the company’s fleet of vessels. He joined AB Crewing in 1999 as a partner and Technical Manager providing clients with a range of technical assistance, including supply of spares, technical know-how and screening of Engine Department crew.