European Seaways Inc
European Seaways Inc. is a ship management company based in Athens – Greece, founded in spring 1990.
In 1991 the Company took under management her first two ferries, the European Glory, and the European Spirit. Both vessels operated all year round in the Italy-Greece.
Meanwhile in 1994 the Company took under her management another ferry, the European Pride. Now with the expanded fleet the company had also expanded the horizons and was trading in several operations i.e. Italy – Greece, Italy – Turkey, Italy – Albania.
In 1995, the Ro Pax Dignity was added to the fleet under management but however the European Spirit left the fleet.
Following major upgrading repairs in order to comply with all existing and future announced regulations the MV Dignity was proudly placed in operation in 1996. At that time and following the decisions from Owners to sell the European Glory the company was left with only two competitive vessels under her management, the Dignity and the European Pride. The Dignity was time chartered to foreign interests, while the European Pride was operated in the Italy-Turkey trade.In 1998 the European Pride was also sold to foreign interest, thus the company remained managing only one vessel the Dignity which was still operating under time-charter.
In 2001, the Dignity was renamed IONIS and under a new charter agreement she started trading from Bari (Italy) to Durres (Albania).
In the year 2007 the company achieved to expand her fleet with the addition of the Ro-Pax Apollon, a conventional ro-pax ferry which had operated in the Greek waters with great success for many years. The F/B Apollon traded during summer of 2007 and 2008 from Brindisi to Corfu-Igoumenitsa-Zante under the management of European Seaways. From November 2008, the F/B APOLLON commenced the trade between Bari – Durres and v.v. As of February 2009, F/B IONIS had also been employed in the Bari – Durres – Bari line under the management of European Seaways Inc.
In an attempt to meet growing demand in the service in October 2010 European Seaways employs F/B BRIDGE.
Since 2011 the Company begins operating the Bari – Durres v.v line non-stop on an annual basis.
During Summer 2012 the Bari – Igoumenitsa – Corfu line was operated by F/B BRIDGE while the Bari – Durres line was operated only by F/B IONIS.
In 2014 European Seaways continued to operate in the Bari-Durres line, all year round with F/B Bridge.
Horizon was operated under certain Charters in Southern Italy but during the summer months the vessel was employed in the Bari-Corfu-Igoumenitsa and Bari – Sami – Zante trade.
For 2015 the Company has once again scheduled Bridge to remain in the Bari – Durres line with selected trips during August from Bari to Sami and Zante.
Horizon will be employed as of April 2015 in the Brindisi – Valona line.
2016 finds our Company with a managed fleet of 2 vessels, the BRIDGE and a new entry.
F/B Prince has been the new entry from May 2016 till December 2016. Following an extensive refit in Piraeus during June 2016 the vessel entered her new line (Brindisi – Corfu – Igoumenitsa) as of July 2016. However in December 2016 she left the fleet of European Seaways.
Within 2017, the Company managed to add the GALAXY in the fleet of active vessels. Following extensive overhauling and severe refit the vessel was ready for trade as of April 2017. The vessel begun trading with a short charter in the Faroe Islands on behald of SSL. Then on in summer 2017 the vessel operated the Brindisi – Corfu – Igoumenitsa – Sami – Zante from July 2017 till September 2017.
The plans for 2018 ensure that the Company will continue the operation of the Brindisi – Corfu – Igoumenitsa line at least for 3 months (July till September) with one of the ferries that will be under the managed fleet.
European Seaways Inc. is a company fully compliant with the requirements of the International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention (ISM Code). Our Document of Compliance verifying the above is issued by the Polish Register of Shipping. Operation of our vessels takes place from our headquarters based in Athens – Greece.
Our aim is to provide a safe and relaxed journey to all our passengers.