A strong start
Thenamaris was established in 1972 in Piraeus, Greece, and started with a fleet of eight dry cargo vessels under management. The company grew well in its early years; in 1976 we placed our first newbuildings contract on behalf of our principals with the Namura shipyard in Japan to construct three 26,000 deadweight tons bulk carriers.
By 1978 we were managing 50 vessels with a combined deadweight of more than 900,000 tons. These were bulk carriers, ore/oil carriers, OBO log/bulk carriers, car carriers, tween deckers, heavy lifters, geared ore carriers and a chemical tanker.
Through astute management by the end of the 1980s the size of the managed fleet increased to a deadweight capacity of 3 million tons, carrying on behalf of major global traders and charterers an average of 20 million tons of liquid cargos and another 20 million tons of dry bulk cargoes each year.
In 1986 our shore-based employees moved into a specially-designed office in Vouliagmeni, Athens.
Growth and diversification
In 2011 Thenamaris LNG Inc. was established in order to undertake the management of three high-specification LNG carriers built at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard upon their delivery to their principals. Construction of the vessels began in 2012, with the delivery of the first in 2013, the second in 2014 and the third in 2015. Since 2017 Thenamaris LNG also manages four LPG carriers built at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard.
Thenamaris LNG continues to grow its managed fleet, with two LNG X-DF newbuildings currently under construction at Hyundai Heavy Industries and four LPG carriers under construction at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, with deliveries scheduled in 2020 and 2021.