Our Company

Genova, Italy, 1945.

On 14th August 1945, after the end of World War II, Master Giuseppe Messina and representatives of the Italian Navy founded C.A.I.M. (Cooperativa Armamento Imprese Marittime) to employ veterans, sailors and the sons of fallen soldiers.

The first activities of CAIM were demining the Port of Genoa the fitting of all types of vessel.

CAIM developed then a department where nautical instruments, such as compasses, sextants, graphometers, and more, were fabricated and repaired. Another important department was the mechanical ship repair one, with its own workshops located in the Port of Genoa.

In the following years, CAIM got representation for the sale and the distribution of cartographic works issued by United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO), US Navy Hydrographic Office and US Coast & Geodetic Survey. CAIM also represented many national and foreign manufacturers of electromechanical instruments. The Chamber of Commerce of Genoa gave a recognition in the occasion of the 50th year of establishment of the cooperative.

Since then, CAIM has developed and specialized to become, after many years, one of the major British Admiralty International Service Agents and distributor of the most important English and American Institutions of technical publications and nautical regulations.

CAIM nowadays.

With offices in Italy, Miami and Singapore, CAIM is leader in the market: one of the world’s largest International Chart Agents and sole agent for RINA publications (Registro Italiano Navale).

It has been supplying the professional mariners in the SOLAS regulated nautical market since 1945.

CAIM is a ISO 9001-2015 certified company.

We operate in 4 main sectors:

Charts and publications

Three POD (Print On Demand) printers allow us to print many British Admiralty Chart in a few minutes, completely updated and ready to be supplied anywhere in the world at short notice.

Admiralty charts and more than 15,000 Admiralty books are kept up-to-date by our team of trained correctors.

Outfit Management

With the Outfit Management Service, CAIM offers an automatic supply of new edition of charts and publications, in order for the vessel to always carry the most up-to-date information.

Software house, back of the bridge solution

CAIM has developed a fully compliant back of the bridge solution, which allows the mariners to:

  • Manage electronical and paper charts and publications (ordering, updating)

  • Display AVCS like an ECDIS

  • Create a detailed voyage planning

  • Optimize the route against various warnings (Piracy, Navarea, Weather Forecasts)

And much more.

Fully in-house developed, NaviGate is a great tool for navigation.

Find out more on: www.navigatebycaim.com

Marine Equipment

CAIM offers a various range of self-produced IMO signage and posters, flags, nautical & safety equipment, recording paper, printers & cartridges, chart table instruments.

We are RINA Imo Signs and posters installers and Bureau Veritas Low Location Light measurers and manufacturers. We can provide many safety and firefighting equipment, as well as interior decorative films for cruise ships and solar shades. Basically… Everything for Navigation.

CAIM is available, upon customer’s request, to seek and produce any kind of navigational product needed.

CAIM, Empowering your Fleet Navigate Efficiently Safe, since 1945.

CAIM is technical agent and exclusive partner for the most important suppliers and services operators.

CAIM is certified ISO 9001:2015

ISO 9001:2015 is compliant to the guidelines of ANNEX SL (ISO 27001, ISO 14001, ISO 22301, ISO 20000)

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CAIM is certified IQNet


  • enhanced business performance and facilitated international trade, including quality and safety of products, processes and services
  • competent assessment and certification services according to their needs
  • innovative, value adding products and services
  • simplified and harmonized certification processes on a national and international level
  • recognized certificates issued by IQNet partners
  • the IQNet certificate, which provides an international passport towards global recognition

IQNet is the preferred supplier of management system assessments. Apart from the IQNet certificate and the IQNet partner’s certificate, the IQNet mark “Certified Management System” is proof of a company’s successfully certified management system.
IQNet Mark – Certified Management System

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