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.
Always striving for perfection
Over 48 years since our founding we continue to deliver first class management services to the owners of modern ocean-going vessels, which trade in every major commercial area of the world. The company’s culture of ambition, invention and enterprise is as relevant today as it was at the start and provides the foundation for excellence in ship management.