Since its inception Bydgoszcz was strongly associated with water. Close to 1,000 year-old coexistence of the river has carved in the mentality of Bydgoszcz attachment to the work associated with shipping . Already with 1038 years come first -preserved remains of the port on the Brda demonstrating the importance that they attached the first inhabitants of our city to river transport . One of the most important dates in the history of our city is the year 1346 when King Casimir the Great issued a foundation document for Bydgoszcz. This document also tells us about an important thread that in the future much influenced the history of the city , this document gave the right to conduct trade navigable city residents .
From the fifteenth to the seventeenth century Bydgoszcz experienced years of prosperity .
During this period, the city was one of the most important map of the Republic , both in terms of size and economic importance . In these centuries has repeatedly reaffirmed the right townspeople Bydgoszcz to conduct trade on the Vistula River navigable .
In Bydgoszcz in the fifteenth century was the one of the few guilds szyperskich then . Statute of brotherhood skippers was confirmed 1487. Townspeople Bydgoszcz conducted a brisk trade in grain, beer and ceramics from many cities of the Republic , however, was especially important to contact our " Window to the World " - Danzig .
After pożogach associated with " Swedish Deluge " Bydgoszcz as a result of the destruction and loss of population has lost its meaning . This condition lasted for over 100 years when it Bydgoszcz and the surrounding areas became the property of the King of Prussia . The Prussians seeing tremendous opportunities the city invested in the construction of the connection between the Oder and Vistula. This connection today is the Bydgoszcz Canal , built between 1773 1774 . Its construction resulted in strong growth of Bydgoszcz, which in the nineteenth century transformed into a strong industrial and commercial center .


  In the nineteenth century, the city developed into a thriving commercial enterprises as well as shipyards building vessels not only for the " Shipping Bydgoszcz ", were also carried out reclamation works and renovations to Noteci , Brda and the Bydgoszcz Canal . Bydgoszcz again began to transform into an inland port , new granaries on the Brda River , Port of Kapuściskach . Since 1856 in Bydgoszcz began to appear the first steam-powered ships , and with them the first freight forwarders such as Julius Rosenthal and Friedrich Wilhelm Bumke , which the company has become the cornerstone for the creation Bromberger Schleppschiffahrt Actien Gaeselschaft . A very important place in the history of river transport in Bydgoszcz took the construction of a new thread of the Bydgoszcz Canal from the years 1908 to 1915 .


 Thanks pobudowanym śluzom becomes possible lockage much larger units , and hence trade has become much more efficient. After independence and the return of Bydgoszcz matrix river trade briefly lost its importance which was caused huge losses to stock the river and customs of war with Germany. During this time, the German company is largely zrepolonizowane which resulted in a change of name to Lloyd Bydgoszcz , who takes over from previous carriers .


During the interwar Lloyd Bydgoszcz quickly became an important link in the transportation system of river country. During World War II, the company was renamed again to Bromberger Schleppschiffahrt Actien Gaeselschaft . This company has transported cargo primarily for the civilian population.
After World War II there was a nationalization of river fleet owned by the company. Soon after, in 1951, was the nationalization of the rolling river being so far in private ownership.