Tradition of Excellence

Fafalios Shipping SA

at a glance

more than 100 seafarers and shore-based employees

more than 2.5 million tons of dry cargo carried in 2018

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 in shipping was acquired over several generations. Prior to the establishment of Fafalios Shipping SA in 1968, we were the owners of companies such as Nea Tyhi Maritime in Piraeus, Fafalios Ltd. in London, Meandros Ship Stores Ltd. in Cardiff and Homeric Maritime in New York.

The experience gained throughout these years has been successfully incorporated into the present-day ship management services offered by Fafalios Shipping SA.

1863 - Beginning of the Fafalios family journey in shipping

1902 - The family buys its first steamship 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 then, the company has been specializing 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 this time, Fafalios Shipping SA has supervised the construction of more than 20 Newbuildings ranging from 8,000 dwt ice-class forest product carriers to 13,500 - 17,000 dwt general cargo/ multi-purpose ships and 28,000 - 75,000 dwt bulk carriers.

Today, our company specializes in the management of dry bulk carriers and is providing a wide range of services.

The 6th and 7th generation of our family is presently involved in the business, while most of them are also actively involved in industry organizations 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