Almi Tankers Christmas Party

Almi Tankers’ Crew Manager Capt. Ioannis Stampoulidis and HR Officer Elpiniki Stylogianni visited Manila in December and met crew members and their families. 

Together they attended a Christmas Party during which Almi Tankers crew members, along with their families and children, got the chance to dress festively, sing, dance, play games and enjoy a wonderful dinner.
The party was fun for everyone and it was nice for our Head Office representatives to have met our seamen along with their families to celebrate Christmas together.
A big thank you to the Michaelmar Phils. Inc. team for helping organise the event and making it such a great success. We are already looking forward to meeting everyone at next year’s event!

Almi Tankers takes over the management of M/T Almi Horizon

Almi Tankers S.A. is proud to announce that on December 14th, 2011, it assumed the management of M/T Almi Horizon, following her delivery to the owners at DSME’s Okpo Shipyard.The Almi Horizon’s delivery is in line with the set business plan, under which Almi Tankers S.A. steadily moves towards the fulfillment of its long term goal of growing into a reliable tanker management company characterised by its operational integrity. 

The 158,000 DWT M/T Almi Horizon, the first Green Suezmax of the newbuilding programme, was built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd (DSME) to the highest industry standards. It flies the Liberian flag and is classed under Lloyd’s Register. 

The vessel was designed in accordance with the latest regulations and industry requirements in order to satisfy customers’ needs. Special emphasis was placed on creating an environmentally friendly design and the Almi Horizon was issued all necessary environmental regulations’ Compliance Certificates by Lloyd’s Register. The vessel specifications reflect our aim of ensuring reliable and efficient operation throughout the vessel’s life.

A more detailed description of the vessel is available here

Almi Tankers gains recognition according to the Investors in People standard

Almi Tankers is proud to report its accreditation according to the Investors in People standard

, following an assessment conducted at the head office by Investors in People International. The Investors in People (IIP) standard is an internationally recognised tool for assuring best practise for improving performance through the training, development and management of people.  By achieving this recognition, the team of Almi Tankers have accomplished an objective that was set at the very beginning of the company’s activities two years ago. Almi Tankers has always identified its people to be the key contributor to its success and pursued Investors in People recognition in order to officially state its commitment to make the best of its people and recognise their contribution. Almi Tankers intends to further optimise the way it manages its people by acting on the suggestions made in the assessor’s report through the management of change process and by constantly implementing our philosophy of continuous improvement.  To see the letter of recognition from IIP International, click here.

Crew internet on board all Almi Tankers vessels

In line with our commitment to Total Crew Welfare, internet access is now available to all seafarers serving on board Almi Tankers vessels.
All Almi Tankers seafarers are provided with a free monthly internet allowance, which is provided in addition to their free personal email account on board.
The Navarino Infinity internet service provides our colleagues at sea with worldwide internet access, helping them to keep in touch with friends and family through sites such as Facebook and MySpace. The service also supplements daily news reports sent by Newslink and makes sure that seafarers are able to keep up to date on world events and industry news. 
Crew internet will also be available on board all twelve DSME newbuildings scheduled to join the Almi Tankers fleet between December 2011 and December 2013.
Almi Tankers’ Total Crew Welfare campaign was initiated earlier this year and is focused on recognising and rewarding the efforts of our seafarers by providing an enjoyable working environment on board and excellent career prospects.

Almi Tankers opens newbuilding office in Korea

Almi Tankers S.A. is excited to announce the opening of the company’s newbuilding office with DSME in Korea.
The newbuilding manager, Mr. Vasilis Kallipolitis, flew to Korea last week in order to establish the site office and has been working hard to ensure that the implementation of the newbuilding programme gets off to the best possible start.He will soon be reinforced by two other members of the team who will leave in the coming weeks.
To celebrate the opening an event was held at the new office, which was attended by key DSME and Lloyds Register representatives.
All of the team at the head office and our colleagues at sea wish to congratulate Mr.Kallipolitis on the passing of this important milestone and we look forward to seeing the project develop further in close co-operation with our partners at DSME.
Shortly after the opening of the site office and in line with the planned schedule, the site manager oversaw the steel cutting of the first Suezmax. The event at DSME’s Okpo shipyard was also attended by representatives from Lloyds Register.From the outset, Almi Tankers has followed an ambitious newbuilding programme that will see the company’s fleet increase from two to fourteen vessels between December 2011 and December 2013. The ten Suezmax and two VLCCs, all DSME newbuildings, will help Almi Tankers realise its vision of growing into a reliable tanker management company characterised by its operational integrity.