• Principals of STS represent the shipping interests of a fourth generation ship-owner and operator with more than 100 years of family history in shipping
  • They trace their origins in the beginning of the 20th century when Cpt. Christos Lemos became the co-owner and Captain of the first Steamship owned by Oinoussian seafarers, Marietta Ralli
  • His sons, George, Michael & Captain Leon Chr. Lemos followed on his footsteps and established G. Lemos brothers in 1946 in London with the purpose of owning and operating dry bulk vessels
  • In appreciation to their contribution during the 2nd World War, they were the recipients of one of the first “Liberty” vessels donated to Greeks in order to rebuild their decimated merchant fleet
  • Captain Leon Lemos established Efploia Shipping in 1974 which became one of the most successful shipping managers of the 1970s and 1980s
  • The family through its long history has built a strong brand name in the shipping community as a cost-effective ship operator with excellent track record
  • They have established long term relationships with major charterers, brokers, agents, suppliers, shipbuilders and shipping bankers
  • STS is a new venture spearheaded by Mr. Pantelis Lemos, grandson of Captain Leon Lemos, who has built his experience working for Blossom Maritime Corporation, another family shipmanagement company established by his father George P. Lemos
  • STS has a dedicated and experienced management team with proven track record in:


  • commitment to increase shareholder’s value record
  • demonstrated growth track record
  • exploit market inefficiencies
  • low risk oriented


  • readily available relationships with reputable parties
  • higher than BDI reported fixtures
  • higher ballast bonus
  • higher freight rates

Operations/ Technical

  • owned / managed over 20 vessels in the dry sector
  • quality & efficient low cost operator
  • low fleet downtime
  • excellent insurance and operational track record
  • high crew retention ratios