Almi Tankers made a significant donation to support the victims of the Thessaly plain floods through ‘Synenosis’

Almi Tankers joined the initiative by ‘Synenosis’, the Greek Shipowners’ Social Welfare Company to collect 50 million euros to support the region of Thessaly after the devastating storm “Daniel” in September 2023. Thousands of people lost their homes and businesses completely, while others suffered extensive damage, requiring long and costly rehabilitation work. The start of the school year was impossible for tens of thousands of children, while the affected municipalities were trying to restore children’s access to school in different time frames, depending on the damage suffered in each area. At the same time, a large number of dead animals were recorded, while an epidemiological crisis already occurred, with many cases of gastroenteritis and respiratory infections. The floods dealt a huge blow to livestock and agricultural production not only for the region but also for the whole country.

The President of the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS), Melina Travlos, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (December 2023) with the Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation, Christos Staikouras, and the CEO of the Company “Ktiriakes Ypodomes S.A.” Athanasios Giannaris for the restoration of all damaged schools in Thessaly and Central Greece, which were seriously affected by the recent catastrophic floods. The signing of the Memorandum at the Ministry was also attended by the Deputy Minister of Infrastructure & Transportation, Nikos Tachiaos, the President of the BoD of “Ktiriakes Ypodomes S.A.,” Timoleon Katsipos, as well as the Vice-President of the BoD of UGS, Michael Chandris and the Treasurer of the BoD of UGS, John Xylas. The President of the UGS, Melina Travlos, mentioned during the signing that UGS and Greek shipping has been a supporter of education and they are proud to undertake the restoration of all 33 schools which were affected. This is the first project to be effected with part of the donation, more projects to follow with the remainder of the Union of Greek Shipowners donation.


Almi Horizon receives Rescue Award

We are proud to announce that Almi Horizon’s Master and Crew were presented with the ‘Special Rescue Award’ by the USCG and the International Propeller Club during the Amver Awards 2023 on December 15.  

Almi Horizon was recognised and celebrated for the rescue operation provided 80 nautical miles southwest of Punta Abreojos, Mexico, on January 26, 2023.

The CEO, Captain Stylianos Dimouleas, communicated: “I feel very proud to share with you the attached award. A big Bravo to Master Zuzic and the crew of M/T Almi Horizon at that time. But also to all our seafarers as I am confident that they would do the same thing under any circumstances to ensure the safety of life at sea.”

Almi Tankers completes Starlink installation on board all fleet vessels

In September 2023, Starlink was installed on board Almi Navigator during her drydock and after a trial period it was decided to go forward with installation for the entire fleet. The installation was completed within 2 months aboard the remaining 12 fleet vessels, the last vessel being Almi Voyager.

Starlink Maritime, an Elon Musk-led venture under SpaceX with approximately 3,300 low-earth orbit (LEO) satellites currently circling the planet at around 550 kilometers, presents a groundbreaking departure from traditional VSAT systems. Starlink delivers high-speed, low-latency internet both in-motion and while anchored. The on board Starlink connection will complement the company’s existing VSAT networks which encompass Fleet Xpress connectivity.

Almi Tankers IT Manager, Theofilos Vetsikas commented: “Crew welfare is one of our company’s priorities, and we always seek new ways and technologies that will improve our seafarers’ stay on board and make them feel more comfortable. We started this journey in 2016 with the Installation of ‘Fleet Xpress’ and we continue now with the installation of Starlink. Starlink will provide high quality internet connectivity to our people on board, similar to terrestrial speed. Communication with families and beloved persons will be much easier, streaming services will be available online as well as other online services. Apart from our seafarers’ satisfaction, we are going to use the bandwidth capabilities that the Starlink system provides for the better monitoring of our vessels and the improvement of other services already in place (Electronic Charts & E-NP updates, File Synchronisation etc.) as well as our IT infrastructure support.”

Almi Tankers awarded Certificate of Excellence from HiLo

In July 2023, Almi Tankers was awarded a Certificate of Excellence ‘for being a trendsetter and industry leader in sharing data for effective risk analysis and empowering the organization to proactively mitigate risks for its fleet and seafarers.’  

HiLo’s industry-first, world-leading decision support system saves lives at sea. Its purpose is to identify and eliminate issues on the vessels that could lead to maritime disasters.  

Over 55 companies with 3500 vessels share their data with HiLo in return for life-saving insights . HiLo specialises in Maritime safety, Risk analysis and Innovative technology and they collect and analyse data from many sources including incident management systems, audits and equipment.  (  

In the 4 years that Almi Tankers has been a part of Hilo and having been benchmarked against the whole tanker and crude fleet, Almi Tankers has been found to have:  

-With regards to navigation risk, for collisions, allisions, and grounding UDE risk and associated LE, ‘Almi Tankers operates with a vastly lesser risk than the rest of the tanker fleet. Whilst the UDE and LE risk of the tanker and crude fleet continues to rise very slowly, Almi’s continues to reduce slowly.’

-approximately 25% less UDE (Undesired Events)  

-approximately 25-30% less LE recorded (Leading Events)  

-Other risks, e.g Accident during personnel transfer, LOCP steam in the Engine Room, Ill health & Criminal/ security risks etc. the comparison to the rest of the tanker and crude fleet shows Almi Tankers carrying approximately 1/3 of the risk the main fleet has.

Captain Stylianos Dimouleas, CEO shared:   “We use the statistics to improve our understanding of the facts and eventually manage and minimise all the risks related to any incident.   Well done to the whole team, we always remain committed to Safety and Operational Integrity. We will continue to work with HiLo towards our common goal, an incident free industry.”

HiLo Certificate    

Almi Tankers obtains ‘We Invest in Well-being’ Accreditation!

Almi Tankers is proud to announce that it has gained the ‘Investors in People – We invest in Wellbeing’ accreditation following an assessment conducted in June 2023 by Investors in People International (IIP).  

Captain Stylianos Dimouleas, CEO, shared: “We have considered the well-being of our people as a cornerstone of our ‘We care about our People’ culture since 2010, when we also launched our ‘Total Crew Welfare’ campaign. Working with IIP has given us an essential framework to build upon and develop our well-being strategy even further. We are extremely proud of this accreditation as it is a very important milestone and I want to congratulate all our people for this achievement!”  

The Investors in People (IIP) standard is a UK framework for improving business performance through the training, development and management of people that has achieved international recognition over its 30-year history helping over 50,000 organisations and 11 million people across the globe.  

As stated by Investors in People “Maintaining a healthy team is not only an ethical priority for organisations but has also been shown to reduce costs, sickness, accidents and absenteeism whilst improving profitability, turnover and staff  personnel retention. We assess how the health & wellbeing of your organisation is performing against our employee wellbeing framework, and we advise and support you on how to improve over time. Our wellbeing framework will help you identify where you are at in your wellbeing journey; by looking into the areas of physical, social and psychological wellbeing.”  

WiiW Certificate    

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