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Alassia NewShips Management Inc. is a ship management company founded in 2009. The company offers the full spectrum of ship management services to Owners of vessels that transport dry bulk commodities on a worldwide basis.

Our Company’s roots go back to the establishment of Alassia Steamship Company Ltd. in 1965. The business has always aspired to offer risk-averse, high-quality ship management services and to build strong relationships with top class counterparties.

At the core of the strategy of our young and dynamic management are the following principles:

  • Detailed, modern, efficient operational and technical management
  • Careful crew management with focus on building a loyal pool of seafarers
  • Conservative commercial management with focus on safe trading
  • Continuous financial monitoring and reporting

“Shipping Matters”… at Alba!
Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece offers 2 specialized shipping programs, the MBA in Shipping & the MSc in Shipping Management, tailored to meet the educational needs of the global shipping industry.
Thanks to the careful design of our shipping programs, the high academic standards of Alba, and the strong links we maintain with renowned companies in the shipping industry, many of our students are in work before their graduation. On average more than 95% of our graduates are in work 6 months after graduation. Employers for our graduates include: ship-owning/ management and transportation companies, shipbroking firms, commodity, industrial and retail groups, shipping consulting and analysis companies, port operators, shipping divisions of investment banks, etc.

Additional highlights of the program include:

  • Internship opportunities: For eligible students with leading companies in the shipping industry.
  • International Recognition: Accredited by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS), the only internationally recognized professional body in the commercial maritime arena. Graduates of the program are eligible for three exemptions from the ICS qualification. We are also Member of BIMCO, the world’s largest direct-membership organization for shipowners, charterers, shipbrokers and agents.
  • Scholarship opportunities : Alba shipping programs are supported by WISTA Hellas, The Hellenic Shipbrokers Association (HSA), The International Propeller Club (Piraeus), the Master’s and Mates Union of the Greek Merchant Marine, the International Community for Maritime and Ocean Professionals (SNAME) and the Green Award, offering several partial scholarships and financial aid.
  • Advisory Board : Shipping programs Committee comprises of a select group of professionals from Greece and abroad and ensures the practical aspects of the program and that the program’s content is in line with the most recent developments in the shipping industry.

Alberta Shipmanagement Ltd. is a family owned and run shipping company, operating a modern fleet of tankers and bulk carriers. Our family counts 145 years of uninterrupted presence in the shipping industry. We ensure safe, efficient transport and offer innovative solutions, always respecting our environment.

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Arkas Hellas SA, one of Arkas Holding companies, was established in Piraeus in August 1999. Through its offices in Piraeus and Thessaloniki, Arkas Hellas has established a trademark of quality in international transport by combining speed, safety and reliability with optimum freight options and costs. As representatives of Arkas Line, Yang Ming Line (YML), and DAL, Arkas Hellas have become specialists in the shipping industry and provide top quality services in Far East, Mediterranean, Black Sea, West and South Africa ports by combining flexibility and a range of freight solutions to meet all market requirements.

Arkas Line was established in July 1996 as the first container shipping line, initially named EMES Shiping and Transport S.A. Today, Arkas Line ranks in the 23rd place liner level globally offering regular Liner services to meet the import and export needs of an expanding and developing market.

YANG MING is a Taiwan-based shipping company that established on December 28, 1972. “Yang Ming”, having always as a priority the provision of high quality “Punctual, Speedy, Reliable and Economical” services to each customers, has become one of the leading shipping companies in the world.

DAL Deutsche Afrika-Linien is a privately owned shipping line and one of the most highly respected liner shipping companies operating with a focus on South Africa and Madagascar. DAL combines traditional values with modern thinking and prides itself on providing high quality and reliable service levels to all its clients.

Benefit Software was established in 1990 and is dedicated to the design and development of specialised software for shipping companies. One of the first ERP providers worldwide accredited with ISO 27001 by LR, Benefit Software confirms its current position as the top-developer of world-class software products and services by offering strategic consultancy on best-practices and processes, innovative web and mobile technologies, superior price/value ratio, seamless integration with third-party apps, all designed exclusively for the shipping industry.

The family of integrated applications for the Owner–Manager and Charter Broker markets include: Financial Management, M.G.A., Crew Management, Preventive Planned Maintenance, Vessel Performance, Operation & Commercial Management, Purchasing, System Quality (ISM) & Risk Assessment, Lay time Calculations, Voyage Estimation, Fixture Files, Vetting, Inspections/Audits, Accidents.

Benefit Software ERP is designed with integrity of information and document inter-connectivity in its core philosophy. This allows application of controls that safeguard the continuity of the company’s business processes in the system, ensure the quality of the stored data and cover relevant compliance requirements that arise from regulations.

The system achieves highest levels of integration not just at data level but also at Business Process level. All applications operate under a common database and each application communicates with every other application, in order to establish smooth information flow. This ensures that this integrated family of applications are easy to use, user friendly and readily upgradeable.

With 22 out of 79 highly skilled professionals manning the Support & Implementation department, Benefit Software is in a position to provide unparalleled implementation, training and consultancy services at the beginning and during the lifetime of every ERP project. Their extensive experience in managing digital transformation projects ensures a faster implementation time and consequently a quicker ROI.

To help companies in the transition during this digital transformation, Benefit Software has the expertise, the procedures and the resources to support the company in migrating not just data from other legacy systems but to also adapt whole business processes thus ensuring minimum disruption in the business flow and in end users involvement with the transition.

Finally, recognizing the need of the company to integrate the information with other 3rd party systems and processes, Benefit Software has developed several connections with other software such as Training, e-commerce and ERP platforms. Being an open platform, it can be extended to cover additional 3rd party integration needs as well as implement specific customizations upon customers request.

Capital Ship Management Corp. (‘Capital’) is a distinguished oceangoing vessel operator, offering comprehensive services in every aspect of ship management, currently operating a fleet of 37 tankers (12 VLCCs, 13 Aframaxes, 11 MR/Handy product tankers and 1 small tanker) with a total dwt of 5.72 million tons approx. Capital has extensive experience in managing various vessel types and sizes including all tanker segments (VLCC, Suezmax, Aframax/LR2, Panamax/LR1, MR/Handy and small tankers), dry bulk segments (Cape, Panamax, Handymax and Handy), as well as OBOs and containers.

The excellent performance of Capital Ship Management has been recognized by oil major companies and major traders in the industry. It is one of a few ship management companies to have successfully completed the comprehensive office assessment process of numerous major oil companies and has also established long standing relationships with major traders, liners and operators. The Company offers comprehensive services in every aspect of ship management including: safety and technical management, claims & insurance, bunkering, vetting preparation and attendance, risk assessment, newbuilding design and supervision, IT services, accounting, financial management and other administrative functions, as well as in-house human resources management, such as crewing and personnel training with state-of-the-art technology.

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Eastern Mediterranean Maritime Limited (EASTMED) is a ships management company operating tankers, dry cargo vessels and containerships.

EASTMED offers seaborne transportation services to the energy, industrial and agricultural sectors. Its reputation has been built on the quality services that are provided over the 42 years of operation by linking supply and demand regions of the world, with shipping operation excellence.

The solid expertise of EASTMED in the ocean transportation business helps the customers to execute their strategy, create new opportunities and improve their performance against peers.

By operating a fleet of world class tankers EASTMED moves crude oil and its products across the globe. EASTMED cooperates with the petroleum industry players and provides midstream services to equity producers, refineries and traders.

EASTMED also works together with leading food and grain processing companies, helping them to transport safely and efficiently bulks of agricultural products from the farms to the markets of the world.

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About ERMA FIRST
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Greece, ERMA FIRST is a leading manufacturer of ballast water treatment systems (BWΤS). Our robust systems ensure worldwide compliance, provide operational simplicity and reduce operational expenditure.
ERMA FIRST’s customer-centric approach also offers flexible and convenient servicing through a trusted network of engineers worldwide. ERMA FIRST provides sales, maintenance and training to clients via a network of offices in 46 countries.
ERMA FIRST is the winner of the Lloyd’s List Technical Achievement Award (2013) and the Green4Sea Technology Award (2016).

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ERMA FIRST manufactures the industry-benchmark ballast water treatment system, the ERMA FIRST FIT BTWS, which incorporates the most reliable and efficient filtration followed by a state-of-the-art disinfection stage.
The ERMA FIRST FIT BWTS is an advanced modular system which can be installed on both newbuilds and as a retrofit. Covering an extensive capacity range from 50 to 3600m3/hr and holding USCG & IMO Type Approvals, ERMA FIRST FIT is an ideal solution for all types of ships providing to ship managers and operators with unmatched practical flexibility and allows the ships to operate unimpeded globally. There is no need to slow down cargo operations, no need to undertake ballast water exchange and no need for treatment at discharge.

Since 1991, Franman has provided a wide range of services to the shipping industry, focused on shipbuilding equipment, spare parts, ship repairs, service, consulting and security and underwater cleaning services.
When Costis J. Frangoulis established Franman, his vision was to extend his lifelong obsession with the sea and shipping into an organization providing high levels of diversified services to the shipping industry.
Three decades later and this obsession is shared by all the people who make up Franman today. Highly qualified and experienced professionals, undergoing continuous technical and commercial training, to provide the highest levels of service and support. Franman’s first representation was Metritape from USA, makers of tank level gauging systems.
Today, Franman is proud to represent more than 130 leading companies from the Shipping industry and serve more than 700 shipping companies annually.
Since 1998, Franman is ISO 9001:2015 certified.

LALIZAS holds a leading position in the maritime and safety market with a long experience and expertise in manufacturing lifesaving equipment. It was founded in Piraeus, Greece, in 1982. Its high quality product range includes lifejackets (foam-filled and inflatable) ISO and SOLAS, meeting all regulations under any flag, life rafts, MOB devices and navigation lights, immersion suits, safety harnesses, IMO signs and many other marine products. All items are being manufactured and distributed in competitive prices to maritime companies, ship suppliers, chandleries, marine stores, shipyards and boat builders around the world always taking into consideration the market’s feedback.

For LALIZAS ‘Safety is not just a product, it is an ongoing process!

Latsco Shipping Limited was originally established in the 1940s when the company’s founder, Captain John S. Latsis, first ventured into passenger and commercial deep-sea shipping.

Spanning over 70 years of experience in the shipping industry, the company originally operated under the name “Petrola International S.A.”. Throughout the years, the Group has operated a fleet of over 100 vessels, ranging from Ultra Large Crude Carriers (ULCCs) to dry cargo vessels.

Today, as Latsco Shipping Limited, the company operates a fleet of 29 vessels comprised of 18 product tankers and 11 gas carriers. The company’s orderbook consists of two LNG Carriers with expected deliveries in the first and second half of 2021. The company is headquartered in Monaco with offices in London and Athens.

Our mission is to operate our constantly growing fleet of oil & chemical tankers and gas carriers in accordance to the highest standards of excellence in terms of performance, safety, reliability and environmental protection. Long term relationships and sustainable fleet growth form the pillar of our philosophy. Fleet renewal and expansion coupled with a balanced employment portfolio constitute the basis of our strategy, ensuring our successful performance and resilience throughout the industry’s cycles.

Marichem Marigases is one of the leading companies in the international marine chemicals and gases industry, manufacturing and providing high quality marine chemicals, gases and refrigerants, chemical equipment, cutting and welding machinery and accessories, as well as fire, rescue and safety services to the shipping industry.
We offer a variety of products at more than 2,100 ports, supplied by a distribution network of 196 stock points, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
The efficient operation of our network is backed up by decades of experience from dedicated marine experts, who operate according to ISO 45001 & ISO 14001 and ensure Marichem Marigases’ commitment to the environmental responsibility, quality management, product efficiency, high-standard services and safety to the customers.
Our company has been at the forefront of promoting environmental consciousness within the chemical industry, throughout all stages of production, starting from the raw materials, the manufacturing process of the products and their handling, through to the final delivery on board the vessel. We continuously strive to meet the marine industry needs, whilst we decrease our environmental footprint.

With more than 50 years experience MARITA HELLAS SA has developed a wide range of Safety Products & Services.
Our product portfolio includes Marine Evacuation Systems ( MES), Liferafts ,Fire Fighting equipment & life saving appliances for total safety solutions on board in the marine safety and survival field for all kind of vessels.
MARITA HELLAS SA is representative and distributor of Survitec Group ,a trusted market leader in the safety and survival solutions arena. Survitec Group brings together best in class brands such us SURVITEC , RFD,ZODIAC,DSB, EUROVINIL,CREWSAVER, TOYO,LIFEGUARD and other reputable brands for quality ,design & innovation.

Also MARITA HELLAS SA is an ISO 9001 : 2008 certified company and holds approvals from major class societies for the services provided as per below:
BUREAU VERITAS ,ABS, Rina, Loyds Register, DNV -GL.

High standard services such as inspections, maintance & repair of safety equipment are operated by our continuously trained team at MARITA HELLAS SA’ authorized service station suitable designed and equipped for satisfying the highest requirements and needs for our customers 24/7.

Moore Greece, an independent member of Moore Global, is an accounting and consulting firm specialising in the shipping, media and hotel sectors. Our wide range of services covers audit and assurance, tax consulting, governance – risk and compliance, IT consulting, transaction and outsourcing for the family owned businesses and entrepreneurs we serve.

With over 120 professionals, deep knowledge and award winning proprietary tools, we can help clients improve efficiency and maximise profitability. By being the first international accounting firm in Greece with over 55 years of presence in the local market, we remain one of the most important and trustworthy firms in our industry.

OCEANKING is a leading technical and commercial marine company established in 1989 in Piraeus, comprising qualified and experienced Marine Engineers, Naval Architects and Electronic Engineers, with shipbuilding, ship repairing, sales and ship operations experience.

OCEANKING is certified by LRQA in accordance with ISO 9001 since 2006 and is considered to be the leading company in Piraeus, when it comes to representation, promotion, sales and support for marine equipment and systems.

Our mission is to provide the Greek Maritime community with technical and commercial services of high added value, quality and reliability, in co-operation with our Principals, who are       market leaders in their field, thus creating satisfied customers, who will consider OCEANKING and its Principals as long term partners and their preferred suppliers.

OCEANKING’s main activities can be summarized as follows:

  • Equipment representatives and suppliers of Marine Equipment for:
    • Engine Room / Propulsion.
    • Deck / Hull.
    • Electrical / Electronic.
    • Cryogenic Technologies for LNG, for both onshore and offshore applications
    • Supply of Eco Technologies & Systems in compliance with the latest marine environmental regulations
    • Integrated after sales support services, for the provision of spare parts, servicing, repairs, and training.
  • Service providers, Electromechanical and Automation, for Exhaust Gas Cleaning systems
  • Equipment retrofits (EPC) for Scrubbers and LNG as fuel systems
  • Repair services for marine equipment.
  • Specialized equipment and systems for Navy, Defence and on-shore applications.
  • Purchasing consultancy for ship equipment.

Our aim is to provide cost efficient, reliable and functional solutions with quality and safety in mind, in order to satisfy the increasingly demanding needs of our customers.

Olympic Shipping and Management S.A. is the continuation of Olympic Maritime, which Aristotle Onassis founded in Paris in 1952 and which was based in Monaco up until early 1990s. Since then, the company has been transferred to Athens, in Palaio Faliro. The company’s fleet comprises of 18 crude carrying tankers with a total DWT of 4,7 million tons. Out of these, 7 are under Greek flag and 11 under Marshall Islands flag. Olympic Shipping and Management S.A. provides services for the chartering of the vessels, as well as the accounting monitoring.

Through its technical manager, Springfield Shipping Co Panama S.A., Olympic Shipping focuses on the constant improvement of the services provided on matters of crew and ship safety as well as environmental protection. There are about 1000 seamen working on the managed ships, of which 400 are Greek, 20 Russian and 70 Filipino officers and the rest 510 foreign sailors.

With 160 years of experience in the marine industry, RINA is a multinational company that helps build strong successful businesses. Through a network of 200 offices in 70 countries, we provide classification and technical advisory services to meet the challenges of designing and building ships ever more demanding in performance, safety and environmental sustainability.

We have been operating in the maritime sector since 1861. Today, technical competence, attention to quality and focus on innovation are the pillars that allow us to support shipping in the digital transformation path and in achieving CO2 emissions reduction objectives established by IMO.

STEM SHIPPING CO S.A. established in 2016, is a global provider of maritime transportation services. It currently manages a modern fleet of 12 bulkers, containerships and tankers.

The privately owned company is headquartered in Athens, Greece. STEM SHIPPING facilitates international trade by carrying an estimated 2-3 million tons of dry cargo annually on short, medium and long-haul trading routes across the globe.

 

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STEM SHIPPING CO S.A. operates a diverse fleet of a total fleet of 12 bulkers, containerships and tankers that transport goods worldwide in an efficient, safe, reliable and environmentally sound manner. The vessels are manned by well-trained seafarers recruited by the company’s dedicated crewing agency and managed by experienced on-shore personnel.

 

VISION

STEM SHIPPING CO S.A. strives to adhere to the highest standards of performance to ensure high quality and cost efficient shipping operations, health and safety of crew members, and protection of the coastal and marine environment. The company pursues a strategy of ship diversification, including through future plans to enter the tanker market segment. It will continue its fleet renewal strategy by replacing older vessels with younger and environmentally friendlier ships. STEM SHIPPING will maintain and build on existing relationships and seek to forge new partnerships with major international charterers, financial institutions and other strategic stakeholders.

TEO Shipping Corporation is incorporated in Liberia. In 1976, the Company established its ship management office in Athens Greece, pursuant to the provisions of Greek Law 89/67 for shipping companies. The Company trades its vessels under management across all the major commercial shipping routes worldwide, and offers client-driven services to owners and transporters of drybulk cargoes.

The Company is staffed by dedicated and experienced professionals providing comprehensive ship management services including technical management and supervision, safety, quality and environmental compliance, crew management, as well as purchasing. The Company additionally provides commercial management and other services including operations, post-fixture administration, accounting, insurance and financing services.

Over the past 40 years, the Company has managed a diverse fleet of drybulk carriers and containerships. During this time, the Company has experienced minimal offhire time, and received a low number of vetting, port state control and environmental deficiencies. The Company is ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certified, among other certifications.

Tototheo Maritime specializes in innovative, efficient, and functional solutions in the fields of digitalization, satellite and radio communication, automation and navigation systems.

Headquarters are located in Cyprus and we have our own office in Greece and partner offices in Dubai and Singapore. Our vast experience in the maritime sector provides us with the unique advantage of in depth understanding of our customers’ needs combined with our dynamic approach towards innovative technologies, thus allowing our clients to generate more value out of their daily operations.

Tototheo Maritime operates in a connected dynamic and sustainable maritime sector, supported by reliable and efficient connectivity and innovative technologies – all underpinned by the Tototheo values. We conduct our business with honesty and transparency, offering equal terms of treatment without prejudice. Our team’s foremost goal is to listen and confidently trek into the future while keeping a firm link to the present.

Thenamaris (Ships Management) Inc. is a global ship manager of high specification modern ocean-going vessels and provides its services as agents only. The Thenamaris (Ships Management) Inc. fleet under management currently comprises 60 tankers carrying crude oil and oil products such as gasoline and diesel oil. The Thenamaris ConBulk Inc. fleet under management comprises 24 vessels, including bulk carriers which transport dry bulk cargoes such as grain, coal and iron ore; and containerships. Thenamaris LNG Inc. manages seven LNG carriers and eight LPG carriers.

We operate, maintain, crew and trade our principals’ vessels worldwide, in a safe, efficient and profitable manner. We ensure consistently high standards throughout our integrated ship management services, covering the commercial, technical, safety and quality, and crewing aspects of managing a diversified portfolio of vessels.

We offer a unique mix of experience and fresh energy – and combine these two elements in a streamlined operation in which both our people and hardware are highly tuned to client needs. Strong teamwork is at the heart of how we work, and we place great value on loyalty in our employees, customers and business partners. Through our technical, operational and commercial excellence, we can consistently be relied upon to deliver. Quite simply, we aim to always be there when our customers need us.

At Thenamaris we apply the principles of fairness and honesty in everything we do. We have a sophisticated and rigorous approach to the way we operate, with an unrelenting focus on performance. We face the future with a passionate, deep enthusiasm for the new adventures ahead. We believe this approach will give us the opportunity to continue to be ambitious, inventive and enterprising in how we develop our company and contribute to the ship management sector as a whole.

Founded in 1917, the American Club is the only P&I mutual domiciled in the Americas. Awards like the Lloyd’s List Next Generation Shipping Award, North American Maritime Services Award, and the Seatrade “Investment in People” Award recognize its dedication to identifying as well as empowering local talent in all major shipping hubs and transforming that into valued protection for its membership throughout the world. That homegrown capacity gives the Club regional maritime know-how – available 24 hours a day – fluent in no less than eleven languages. It offers full mutual cover for P&I and FD&D risks, fixed premium insurance for smaller tonnage through Eagle Ocean Marine, as well as Hull and Machinery cover through its subsidiary, American Hellenic Hull Insurance Company Ltd. The Club also boasts an unsurpassed safety and loss prevention program. Its rich reserves of expertise enable it to typically exceed the service expectations of shipowners and charterers both large and small. Local service providing global solutions steers the Club into a new decade of service excellence.

V.Ships is the world’s leading independent ship management and marine services company with circa 3,000 colleagues based supporting over 44,000 personnel in marine and offshore roles. Established across 30 countries in 60 offices, our global presence ensures we are perfectly placed to service our partners and provide consistent and reliable support all over the world.

With over 35 years’ experience in managing vessels in the shipping, cruise and energy sectors, V.Ships is committed to delivering safe and compliant operations through transparency, pro-activeness, and strong partnerships. With assets including tankers, bulk carriers, and gas carriers, to chemical tankers, containerships, cruise ships, yachts and vessels deployed within the offshore and renewable markets, we provide our customers with a comprehensive range of marine services, as well as the ability to blend those services together in unique combinations to meet specific needs.

Our holistic approach and detailed understanding of customer needs is complemented with a state-of-the-art digital platform. This combination enables to provide a comprehensive service that will help our customers achieve their goals, through safe, cost-effective, and performance-enhancing asset management. Operating around the clock and around the world, by managing every aspect on your behalf, we will ensure your vessels function safely, efficiently, and profitably.

WFW is an international law firm dedicated to client care, industry focus and technical expertise. We specialise in complex transactions and disputes for leading corporations, financial institutions and funds.
With over 500 lawyers globally we are highly respected for our expertise in our key sectors of energy, transport and real estate.
In today’s increasingly complex business environment, we believe it is paramount to consider all aspects of a transaction in order to be able to provide commercial advice to our clients. Unlike other law firms, WFW has actively structured itself to support our desire to be recognised as a top tier law firm for each of our key sectors. We align our lawyers internally to our sectors so that across the legal disciplines our sector teams sit together. This means that regardless of their particular legal expertise everyone understands the complete lifecycle of a project and the issues which can arise at each stage.
We establish candid, open relationships with our clients and take the time to understand their businesses. We generally work in small, partner led teams where our sector knowledge and experience enable us to provide effective, commercially focused advice.
WFW’s experience in Greece encompasses a broad range of legal disciplines and industry sectors. We have been active in the country for many years and continue to offer high-quality legal advice to clients who trade with or own, finance, operate or supply to projects.
Our Athens office includes team members who hold dual legal qualifications, enabling a familiarity with local laws and cultural etiquette. We are able to advise on common law and civil law matters across both jurisdictions.
Our partner-led, multi-disciplinary teams have provided commercial advice on more than 120 transactions across 34 countries over a 35+ year period.
The capabilities of our Athens office cover a full range of legal services in Greece, including private equity, M&A, corporate, real estate & hospitality, joint ventures, asset, project, trade and corporate finance, restructuring & insolvency and employment matters, from contractual, regulatory and contentious perspectives.
We advise investors, lenders, governments, developers and trade players across a wide range of investments into a multitude of greenfield and brownfield projects across the continent and provide solution-driven legal advice.