Almi Tankers S.A. under “Investors in People” process

The Management of Almi Tankers S.A. has initiated the process of assessing and reviewing the company’s practices with the aim of achieving recognition according to the “Investors in People” standard(link opens in new window).This standard in combination with the ISO-9001, ISO-14001 and OHSAS-18001 is expected to further reinforce a solid management structure for a company like Almi Tankers S.A. which wants to be characterized by its operational integrity and provide reliable services to its customers.
One of the three pillars on which the fulfillment of Almi Tankers’s Mission is based, is the employment of experienced, well qualified and highly motivated people ashore as well as aboard the vessels. The Investors in People accreditation is expected to pave the path for this pillar to be secured in place and reinforced as necessary. 

Almi Tankers S.A. takes over the management of M/T Almi Spirit.

On December 26th 2009 Almi Tankers S.A. took over the management of its first vessel, Almi Spirit, an LR2 fully coated aframax tanker. She had been purchased from the Teekay group in May 2009. For the following eight months her management had been entrusted to Teekay Shipping Limited. During this period, Almi Tankers S.A. made all necessary preparations and obtained all approvals, certifications and accreditations to be able to start managing oil tankers. Further details on our health, safety, environmental and quality policies are available here.
Almi Spirit is a 2007 Hyundai Heavy Industries built fully coated aframax tanker flying the Liberian flag, classed under DNV and since December 25th 2009 holding a “Safety Management Certificate” issued by Lloyd’s Register. She is capable of carrying oil products as well as crude oil. A more detailed description of the vessel is available here.
Almi Spirit has continued participating in the Taurus Tankers pool (link opens in new window) serving the oil industry under the management of Almi Tankers S.A.

Fleet Expansion

Almi Tankers S.A. is pleased to announce that its fleet will be expanded by the addition of 10 Suezmax tankers of about 158,000 DWT to be built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd (DSME). The vessels are scheduled to be delivered between December 2011 and November 2013 and will be built to the highest industry standards.
The vessels are designed in accordance with the latest regulations and industry requirements in order to satisfy our customers’ needs. Special emphasis was placed on creating an environmentally friendly design. The vessel specifications reflect our aim of ensuring reliable and efficient operation throughout the vessels’ lives. 

2009 Beach Cleaning and Environmental Awareness

From day one of its operations Almi Tankers S.A. has initiated environmental programs. As an active member of the well respected “Hellenic Marine Environmental Protection Association” (HELMEPA) the Almi Tankers S.A. team participated in the “International Coastal Clean Up” initiative by mobilizing municipalities, local schools and other organisations for the cleaning of a beach in Loukisia-Chalkida in Greece. The cleaning took place on October 11th 2009 with the participation of 74 people.

This event enabled the Almi Tankers S.A. team to practice the company’s environmental objectives by increasing the environmental awareness not only of its employees but also of the local communities. In addition Almi Tankers S.A. through the event supported the environmental research of HELMEPA by collecting statistics and sharing data of the marine environment pollution.

The event would not have been such a success if Almi Tankers S.A. had not received the full support of the following bodies and organizations:
– Municipality of Chaidari (Mr. Maravelias, Mr. Theodorakopoulos, Mr. Kentris and Mr. Papathanasiou)
– Municipality of Athidones and its Cultural Association
– STOP AEBE (providing excellent quality PPE for the participants)

We would like to thank each and every of the 74 participants for the time and effort they invested in this important initiative!