The idea of creating the CAMRJ emerged in the city of Aix-en-Provence - France, in 2010. The lawyer and Professor Raphael Magno Vianna Gonçalves at the time Master's degree student in maritime law and transport at the Université Paul Cézanne Aix-Marseille III, along with renowned professor Philippe Delebecque, noted the need for the development of arbitration not only in Brazil but throughout Latin America as a way to relieve the state judiciary and provide an adequate solution to peculiar disputes inherent to transportation and maritime activities.


Having a competent Arbitration Institution in Brazil brings legal certainty to the parties involved, as well as avoiding the attempted escape of the long-suffering Brazilian jurisdiction and also of other Latin American countries, to the European and American chambers and courts, concentrating, in Brazil, disputes that are more related to Latin American countries.


With the support of the "Chambre Arbitrale Maritime de Paris", through its chairman Philippe Delebecque (Professor of the Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University), as well as other professionals and lawyers established worldwide, the European arbitration expertise was combined in  with the legal knowledge peculiar to maritime activities.


The Brazilian jurists, Raphael Magno Vianna Gonçalves, Ronald Farias da Rocha, Marcus Mó Passos, Igor Vianna Lanza, and Professor Eliane Maria Octaviano Martins, a world-renowned maritimist who chaired CAMRJ, participated directly in the constitution and foundation of CAMRJ.