Top 1 million tonnes of the fleets of the 76 Greek shipowners


The 2022 list compiled from Naftiliaki Greek Shipping Review’s 35th Annual Survey forecasts the addition of two additional fleets of over 1 million dwt compared to 2021.

At the end of April, the 76 companies marketed 3,316 ocean-going vessels, i.e. around 100 vessels more than at the same period in 2021, for a total of just under 350 million dwt, an increase of 6 .3 million dwt compared to 2021 and considerably more than the Millionaire fleet in 2020 of 3,250 ships totaling 338 million dwt.

The growth reflects the delivery of new construction to Greek interests as well as purchases made on the second-hand market, a sector in which Greeks remain the main players. Another feature is the turnover of the fleets in the list. This year there are six new entries while four dropped out.

Diversity is a feature of the list. Eighteen of the 76 owners operate dedicated fleets – eight bulk carriers, six tankers, two container ships and two gas carriers, although there are a handful that operate energy vessels, tankers and gas carriers. The eight dedicated bulk carrier fleets total 1,349 units, some 40 ships more than 12 months ago.

Reflecting the shift to greener shipping and the flow of new tanker builds in the Greek fleet as a whole, the 1,222 tankers currently in operation represent approximately 150 more than the same period in 2021. There are 452 carriers. containers, 143 LNG up to 20 ships and one 113 LPG.

The Maran Group, built by the late John Angelicoussis and now run by his daughter Maria Angelicoussis, continues to dominate the rankings, with Maran’s fleet of 141 vessels at around 26.4m dwt, one more vessel and capacity to about 1.5 million dwt more. than in 2021. The group first took the top spot among Greek shipowners in 2003, when Angelicoussis operated 46 vessels of 7.4 million dwt. That year, there were 44 operators with fleets over 1 million dwt.

Reflecting the growing presence of women in Greek shipping, Angeliki Frangou’s Navios stable, based in Akti Miaouli, is second on the list in terms of tonnage and continues to top the list of ships, with a fleet diversified portfolio of some 164 ships – 83 bulk carriers, 44 tankers and 37 container ships. ships of 16.82m dwt, some 17 ships and 1.7m dwt down from 12 months ago. The group includes the four Navios companies listed in the United States, but not the 230 units of the Navios South American Logistic fleet.

TMS/Cardiff, led by George Economou, is third on the list, 124 ships at 16.447m dwt ahead of Star Bulk/Oceanbulk/Product Shipping/OCC, backed by Peter Pappas, backed by Oaktree Capital, 15.8m dwt and 151 ships which is down by around 500,000 dwt and two ships in 2021, ahead of the combined Dyna-com/Dynagas/Sea Traders fleet controlled by George Procopiou of 15.05m dwt and 116 ships compared to 15.9m and 119 ships.

Euronav Ship Management (Hellas), Dinos Martinos / Thenamaris, Angelicoussis’ sister Anna Angelicoussi / Alpha Bulkers, Alpha Gas / Pantheon Tankers, Diamantis Diamantidis / Delta Tankers / Marmaras Navigation, Tsakos Group, Costis Constantakopoulos-led Costamare Group and Andreas Martinos / Minerva Marine completes the top 12.

Referring to the growing role of women in maritime transport, in addition to the two Angelicoussi and Frangou, Ioanna Procopiou is a director of the Dynacom group, and CEO of the group’s Sea Traders while Diana Shipping, 19th on the list of “tonne millionaires” is at the head of Semiramis Paliou.

In addition, the number of Greek-operated fleets with more than 20 units is 67, down two from last year, with six fleets delisted and replaced by four newcomers. Together they control 3,488 vessels of 316.31 million dwt, some 53 vessels more but only 300,000 dwt more than last year. A record number of fleets, 11, have less than 1m dwt. Sixteen of the companies are linked to a stock exchange listing.


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