Bright Maritime Corporation was launch on April, 1994 with the signing of documents by Capt. Georgios Stefanou, Ms. Desiree P. Tenorio, Capt. Dimitrios Stefanou represented by his wife, Constantina Stefanou, together with other three (3) Filipino stockholders and with a primary objective of recruiting and providing highly qualified, disciplined and healthy Filipino Seafarers to foreign principals.
It started with a five-man workforce and a 60 square meter office space located at Sta. Mesa, Manila and with only one vessel to man in 1994 in MMD Building, Sta. Mesa Manila.
Upon the receipt of the license on 9 August, 1994, operations immediately commenced and deployed its first batch of crew for the only one accredited vessel then. At the end of the same year a total of five (5) vessels were accredited.
Notwithstanding such modest beginnings, the firm within two years was able to transfer to a bigger office space office with an area of 150 sq. meter at the Ground Floor of Columbian International Tower. With 83 vessels to man, hired additional six (6) staffs.
After 13 years of operations, the firm was servicing a total of 60 principals, 60% of which are virgin or first time manned by Filipino manning agency and reached the 500 mark in enrolled vessels with the POEA, a positive confirmation of worldwide shipping industry's acceptance of BMC's manning services.
BMC has also been an active member of two (2) prestigious national organization namely: Filipino Association of Mariners' Employment (FAME) and Philippine Association of Service Exporters, Inc. (PASEI)
The number of Principals, manned vessels, figures of seafarers returning for reemployment, the innovation of office facilities, a strategic marketing capability, total quality management, as well as the harmonious working relationship of all office personnel and seafarers can gauge success of the company.