Barklav Hong Kong Ltd is a joint-venture company established back in 2000 between two well renown shipping companies, Wilhelmsen Ship Management and Klaveness Ship Management of Norway.

Barklav SRL (Romania) was established on 17th May 2000, as an independent manning agent, providing crew management and crew supply services to the founders companies but also to the prudent and technological advanced third party Clients operating in the shipping, offshore and wind sectors.

Barklav Hong KongLimited(Hong Kong)
Barklav SRL(Romania)


The Company was established on 17th May 2000, as a manning entity in Romania providing Crew Management and Crew Supply Services to the shipping industry.

Since its inception, the company deployed seafarers covering all sectors in the shipping industry, starting with conventional bulk-carriers, continuing with container
and tanker including LPGs and LNGs and since 2003 the company is providing crew supply services for offshore sector

Barklav History

30th May 2013

Mr Laurentiu-Adrian LAZAR appointed by H.M. King Harald – Officer by his Order of Merit (First Degree)

17th May 2015

 Barklav’s 15th anniversary marked by a donation to Project Romanian Rescue – an educational center offering hope and future for at-risk children and youth in Constanta; The donation consist in building up a workshop where youth are building up skills and competence in mechanical and carpentry domain;

18th September 2017

Barklav’s moved to a new and digital modern workplace same building, 2nd floor

17th May 2012

Barklav’s 12th anniversary marked by a donation made to the Center for Inclusive Education – Delfinul

17th May 2010

Barklav’s 10th anniversary marked by a donation made to the Constanta County Hospital

January 2007

S.W.A.B – Seaman’s Wife Association Barklav was established aiming to accomplish, the company’s social responsibility program

30th March 2003

first contract signed by Barklav with 3rd party Client – Stolt Offshore later renamed Acergy and subsequently Subsea 7

10th October 2000

First vessel – MV Banya was partial manned by Barklav

23rd April 2003

Laurentiu-Adrian LAZAR – appointed as Norwegian Honorary Consul in Romania

1st July 2000

Laurentiu-Adrian Lazar – appointed as General Manager

17th May 2000

Barklav was established as manning office being officially registered


A business for people

The People are the core of our business, either they are our Clients, the Manpower, our Shareholders and last but not least – the company’s employees


Through the ownership, our legacy is to constantly challenge the existing state of affairs by looking for daring and innovative solutions, Improving and Shaping the Manning business.

Our Quality Policy