Tradition of Excellence

Fafalios Shipping SA

at a glance

more than 100 seafarers and shore- based employees

more than 5 million tons of dry cargo carried within 2017

Our Roots

Records show that the Fafalios family started its journey as Master Mariners and Owners of sailing vessels in the mid 19th century.

The family’s experience, which was acquired over several generations, has been successfully incorporated into the present- day ship management services offered by Fafalios Shipping SA.

The company has utilized the experience of several entities even prior to 1968, such as Nea Tyhi Maritime in Piraeus, Fafalios Ltd. in London, Meandros Ship Stores Ltd. in Cardiff and Homeric Maritime in New York.

1863 - Start of the Fafalios family journey in shipping

1902 - Bought of the first steamship of the family named “Vosporos”

1934 - Establishment of Meandros Ship Stores Ltd. in Cardiff

1946 - Establishment of Homeric Maritime Agencies Inc. in New York, U.S.

1948 - Establishment of Fafalios Ltd. in London, UK

1968 - Establishment of Fafalios Shipping SA in Piraeus, Greece

The Company

Fafalios Shipping SA was established in Piraeus in September 1968.

Since that time, the company has specialised in the management of dry bulk carriers, varying in size from 8.000 to 130.000 dwt and for periods ranging from 18 months to more than 20 years.

During those years, more than 20 Newbuildings have been supervised, ranging from ice- classed 8.000 dwt forest product to 13,500- 17,000 dwt general cargo/ multi purpose ships and 28,000- 75,000 dwt bulk carriers.

Today, specializing in the management of dry bulk carriers, Fafalios Shipping SA provides a wide range of services.

The 6th and 7th generation of our family is presently involved in the business, while most of them are actively involved in industry bodies, such as classification societies, the Baltic Exchange, the ICS, the UGS, the GSCC, P&I Clubs and others.



Full range of commercial management and insurance services through affiliated companies


Newbuilding contracts, specification review and supervision

Crew & Training

Crewing management specialising in Greek officers and Philipino crew, as well crew training programs both at sea and ashore from cadet to Master and Chief Engineer level

Sales & Purchase

Pre- purchase inspection services


Full technical management of dry cargo vessels

Achievements & Awards




Good Right-ship ratings


USCG Qual-ship 21 status


USCG Amver Awards


Efkranti Award 2014