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About us

Company Structure

Hellespont Shipping coordinates business through its network of offices in Hamburg, Athens, Singapore and Manila.

Headquartered in Singapore, more than 160 staff ashore and over 2500 crew provide integrated ship management solutions to demanding maritime clients and their assets worldwide. Drawing from 72 years’ experience and having owned, managed and operated over 110 vessels ourselves we deliver safe, reliable and efficient ship management services.

Flat hierarchies and dedicated technical management teams ensure direct access to decision makers.

We focus on

  • Acting as your extended technical and operational arm
  • managing your vessel as if it is our own
  • Letting you sleep well at night in the knowledge that your vessel is in safe and efficient hands
  • Being a reliable, transparent, trusted and responsible partner to our clients

Our Management Team

Hellespont is a family business. It was founded in 1946 by Phrixos B Papachristidis. His son Basil Ph Papachristidis joined the company in 1965 and has been Chairman since 1981. In 2008 Phrixos B Papachristidis, the founder’s grandson, started his career at Hellespont and is currently Chief Executive Officer.

Phrixos Papachristidis
Phrixos PapachristidisChief Executive Officer
Hellespont Pte. Ltd.
Joined in 2008
Dr. Michael B. Kennedy
Dr. Michael B. KennedyChief Operating Officer
Hellespont Pte. Ltd.
Joined in 1983
Georgios Hadjigeorgiou
Georgios HadjigeorgiouChief Accounting Officer
Hellespont Pte. Ltd.
Joined in 1990
Dimitrios Mountzouris
Dimitrios MountzourisManaging Director
Hellespont Steamship Corp.
Athens, Greece
Joined in 2004

Dr. Christian Gerona
Dr. Christian GeronaManaging Director / President
Manila Shipmanagement & Manning Inc.
Manila, Philippines
Joined in 2008
Sam Dadachanji
Sam DadachanjiManaging Director
Hellespont Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG
Hamburg, Germany
Joined in 2009
Olaf Stein
Olaf Stein Managing Director
Hellespont Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG
Hamburg, Germany
Joined in 2011

Mission Statement

”We provide safe, reliable and efficient marine transportation services by operating and maintaining our clients’ ships to the highest standards.”

Code of Ethics and Conduct

We continuously improve the quality and efficiency of services to our clients.
We conduct ourselves sincerely and with integrity.
We comply with laws and regulations, avoiding or reporting conflicts of interest.

Honoring the confidentiality of intellectual property, employee, customer and supplier information.

Offering no bribes or non-token gifts to suppliers, clients or officials

Accepting no bribes or gifts of value from suppliers

Preparing transparent, accurate accounts and financial reports

Complying with anti-trust rules

Legitimately using and protecting company assets, including cybersecurity precautions

Acknowledging legally valid inspections of company systems with no expectation of privacy

Encouraging no one to comment or speculate about the company – queries being referred to spokespersons

Making every effort to protect the health and safety of all employees and the public

Protecting the environment and improving energy performance – both ashore and onboard

Implementing drug and/or alcohol testing

Ensuring that no task or objective is so important that an employee violates the law, safe working practices or risk personal injury or illness

Treating everyone with respect – discrimination and harassment is not tolerated

Improving our safety management skills ashore and onboard, especially emergency preparedness

Minimizing risk of spills, accidents and incidents

Monitoring and measuring compliance with the above and continually striving to improve.

To make every effort to protect the health and safety of all employees and the public.
To protect the environment and to improve energy performance – both ashore and onboard.
Legal compliance requires Company drug and/or alcohol testing.
To ensure that no task or objective is so important that an employee shall violate the law, safe working practices or risk personal injury or illness.
To treat everyone with respect. Discrimination and harassment is not tolerated.
To improve our safety management skills ashore and onboard, especially those of emergency preparedness.
Our goal is zero spills, accidents and incidents.
To monitor and measure compliance with the above and to continually strive to improve.

The Company’s commitment to Quality, Safety, Security and Protection of the Environment ensure that we take every measure to protect the health, safety and security of employees and subcontractors as well as to preserve the environment/energy through the promotion of measures to minimize environmental impacts include energy saving measures. The Company will actively promote compliance with ISM, ISPS and environment protection. It will, where possible, go beyond these codes by earlier or more thorough or improved implementation of their measures and by attempting to reduce its environmental and energy footprints.
The Company will comply with relevant legislation and encourage initiatives for protecting the
health, safety, security and environment of those affected by its activities by:

seeking to avoid harm from its operations and those of contractors acting upon its behalf.

implementing measures to prevent harm from the activities of others – malicious or otherwise. This includes cybersecurity.

communicating and involving employees and contractors in the implementation of this policy.

affirming that accidents can be prevented and promoting the highest standards of safety.

acknowledging that security threats must be considered and mitigated through security measures including cybersecurity.

monitoring and reviewing health, safety, security and environmental performance via the SSMS.

communicating safety, security matters and environmental and energy awareness within the SSMS.

compliance with the regulations, codes, guides and standards within the SSMS.

training to enhance safety, security, environmental awareness, and management skills throughout the Company, ashore and on board.

use of hazard identification, appropriate risk assessment procedures and controls to ensure proper mitigation of risk in all activities [ISM] including environmental impacts.

Ensuring that data privacy is protected and compliant with regulations. This policy will generally be communicated to all employees whether permanent or sub-contracted.

The SSMS contains health, safety, security and environmental/energy objectives within shore and
on board procedures.

The SSMS has the support of the Company’s management. Senior management is responsible for the control and maintenance of the SSMS. The MD is responsible for ensuring that senior management and the ISM_DPA and CSO perform this duty.

The Company’s management requires that its MISSION STATEMENT and CODE OF ETHICS AND CONDUCT with its goals and objectives is communicated, understood and striven for by all Employees both onboard and ashore. The Company documents and controls its compliance with the above through its Quality:
Safety and Security System (SSMS) which meets the requirements, objectives and targets of IMO’s ISM, ISPS, MLC/ILO, SOLAS and the ISO’s 9001 standards (9001:2015), 14001(14001:2015) and strives to meet the energy objectives of ISO 50000 in the operations of its ships. Compliance with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) is part of the Company’s systems.
Compliance with Company Policies and its SSMS is mandatory for staff.


Today, Hellespont manages a fleet of 12 tankers and offshore vessels, supported by the entire organization and the offices in Hamburg, Athens, Singapore and Manila. Whether working in the vicinity of an oil platform, transferring cargo ship-to-ship or loading and discharging in remote terminals, our experienced staff is on the job 24/7 worldwide.




Today our fleet comprises Suezmax and LR1 tankers, platform supply vessels, anchor handling tugs, as well as crew boats.




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