Washington, USA - 29 April 2015

    The United States Coast Guard has implemented an initiative to identify high-quality ships, and provide incentives to encourage quality operations. This initiative is called QUALSHIP 21, quality shipping for the 21st century.

    Less than 10% of all foreign-flagged ships that operate in the United States meet the eligibility requirements of this program, putting qualified vessels in an elite class.

    In recognition of this superior achievement and continuous commitment to safety and quality, the U.S. Coast Guard has provided a QUALSHIP 21 Certificate for Anbros Maritime S.A.


    Athens, Greece - 1 August 2014

    The History of Greek Shipping is now available online:


    Maroussi, Greece - 11 April 2013

    After about 70 years of continuous activity in Piraeus, we are pleased to announce that Anbros Maritime has relocated to its new owned office building in the northern suburbs of Athens, as of the 11th April 2013.

    Our new office address is:

    4 Niriidon Street, Maroussi 151 24, Athens Greece

    Phone/Fax numbers and email addresses remain unchanged.

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    Our new premises are located in Maroussi, on the side road to Attiki Odos (behind the OTE building) just a few hundred meters from the juncture ring of Kifissias Avenue and Attiki Odos (Exit 11). The nearest station to our office by Suburban Railway (Proastiakos) or Metro Line 1 (Electrikos) is 'Neratziotissa Station', located about 700 meters from our office.

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    Antwerp, Belgium - 14 November 2011

    M/V “Aghia Marina” of Anbros Maritime, has been announced the winner of the IBJ (International Bulk Journal) Award of “BULK SHIP OF THE YEAR”, in this year’s IBJ Awards ceremony, held at the Hilton Antwerp,
    with well over 100 individual category entries from 28 different countries on all 5 continents.

    This award was sponsored by RIGHTSHIP.


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    Judges chose the “Aghia Marina”, which, as a result of an agreement between Anbros Maritime, Cargill and SkySails, will be the world’s largest vessel using SkySails fuel saving technology.

    To view the complete winners list of the IBJ Awards (Year 2011), please click here: "Winners List 2011"


    Wrexham, UK - 8 September 2011

    The independent judging panel has completed its studies, marks have been allocated and shortlists for the IBJ (International Bulk Journal) Awards 2011 have now been announced.

    The IBJ Awards salutes excellence across the global maritime bulk industry and with a record number of entries and sponsors it is anticipated that this year's ceremony in Antwerp will be the biggest and best ever,
    further confirming the event's position as the maritime bulk industry's "Night of the Year".

    Well over 100 individual category entries from 28 different countries on all 5 continents were received.
    The winners will be announced at the Hilton, Antwerp on the big night itself; 14th November 2011.

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    ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AWARD FINALISTS - sponsored by the Port of Amsterdam

    1. Abu Dhabi Ports Company, United Arab Emirates
    2. Algoma, Canada
    3. Anbros Maritime, Greece
    4. Pacific Basin Shipping, Hong Kong
    5. PSM Instrumentation, United Kingdom

    BULK SHIP OF THE YEAR FINALISTS - sponsored by Rightship

    1. Aghia Marina, Anbros Maritime, Greece
    2. Berge Stahl, Berge Bulk, Norway
    3. Christina Masaveu, Spain
    4. Giewont, Polish Steamship Company, Poland
    5. Peter R Creswell, Algoma, Canada


    Geneva, Switzerland - 1 July 2011

    has signed an agreement with Greek ship owner/manager Anbros Maritime S.A. (Anbros) to install the world’s largest kite on its Aghia Marina dry bulk cargo vessel. The Aghia Marina typically transports cargoes of agricultural and industrial raw materials. The 170 metre long carrier, built in 1994, has a service speed of up to 14 knots and can carry about 28,500 tonnes of dry bulk cargoes at any one time, making it the largest vessel to use the wind power technology created by SkySails GmbH (SkySails).

    Last February, Cargill announced it had signed a supply agreement with SkySails that aims to use wind power technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the shipping industry. SkySails, based in Hamburg, has developed an innovative, patented technology that uses a kite which flies ahead of the vessel and generates enough propulsion to reduce consumption of bunker fuel by up to 35 percent in ideal sailing conditions.

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    Last February, Cargill announced it had signed a supply agreement with SkySails that aims to use wind power technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the shipping industry. SkySails, based in Hamburg, has developed an innovative, patented technology that uses a kite which flies ahead of the vessel and generates enough propulsion to reduce consumption of bunker fuel by up to 35 percent in ideal sailing conditions.

    “We are delighted to partner with Anbros and announce the Aghia Marina as the largest vessel to use the SkySails technology to date”, said Roger Janson, head of Cargill’s ocean transportation business. “As Cargill is one of the world’s largest charterers of dry bulk freight, we take our environmental stewardship commitments very seriously and actively seek opportunities to help raise industry standards in a number of areas. We’ve had an excellent relationship with Anbros for many years and are delighted that they see the potential of this technology from both an environmental and fuel saving perspective.

    ”Under the terms of the agreement, the 320m2 kite will be installed on the Aghia Marina in the first quarter of 2012, and the system will be fully up and running in a matter of weeks thereafter. Anbros has now joined Cargill and SkySails in the development and testing of the technology. For the next five years the Aghia Marina, which Cargill has on long-term charter, will use the SkySails system. SkySails will be responsible for training the crew of the Aghia Marina on how to operate the kite propulsion. The SkySails towing kite will be connected to the ship by rope and will fly in a figure-of-eight formation at a height of between 100 to 420 metres. It is computer-controlled by an automatic pod to maximise wind benefits.

    "Anbros Maritime is proud to announce the signing of an agreement with Cargill and SkySails to use wind power to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fuel costs in the shipping industry,” said George J. Angelakis, director of Anbros. “We are honored to have been selected by Cargill to pioneer this ground-breaking green technology. We see this choice as an acknowledgement of our long-standing service in the industry and our reputation for a high standard of operational and technical management, maintenance, reliability and safety. Cargill and Anbros have been collaborating for many years and this agreement will strengthen these ties even further. We are committed to the success of this project in the hope that it will usher in a new era of greener shipping.”

    “We applaud Anbros for joining this project and selecting the Aghia Marina as the largest vessel to embrace our technology to date”, said Stephan Wrage, managing director of SkySails. “We are also very impressed with the drive and ambition shown by Cargill in influencing a ship owner of this significance. We are confident that this partnership will lead to further developments and in particular see great potential to incorporate our technology on even larger ships in the future.”

    Cargill is a significant global transporter of agricultural, energy and industrial commodities. Although the company does not today own vessels, its ocean transportation business ships more than 185 million tonnes of commodities each year, in the process connecting supply from areas of surplus with demand in areas of deficit.

    About Cargill

    Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 131,000 people in 66 countries. Cargill helps customers succeed through collaboration and innovation, and is committed to sharing its global knowledge and experience to help meet economic, environmental and social challenges wherever it does business.

    For more information, visit http://www.cargill.com

    About Cargill Ocean Transportation

    Cargill's Ocean Transportation business is headquartered in Geneva with offices in London, Amsterdam, New Jersey, Singapore, Shanghai and Tokyo. Its global team has a unique blend of experience across shipping, commodities and risk management and offers its customers a number of ocean freight solutions across all dry market segments and tankers. In recent years, the business has built on its reputation for excellence in risk management by putting a strong focus on raising health & safety and quality standards across the industry. This partnership provides a unique opportunity for our ocean transportation business to build on these high standards and publicly demonstrate its commitment to environmental stewardship.

    Cargill recognises that its continued success depends on the growth and health of its communities and partners, as well as the vitality and conservation of natural esources. The company works with a diverse group of global, national and local organisations to support responsible economic development, help protect the environment and improve communities.

    For more information, visit http://www.cargill-etm.com/transportation.html

    About SkySails

    The Hamburg-based company SkySails GmbH is the market and technology leader for automated towing kite systems. Its internationally patented, high-performance wind propulsion system for cargo ships – the SkySails system – can reduce the fuel consumption of a cargo vessel by 10 to 35% on annual average, depending on the prevailing wind conditions.
    The latest SkySails product SKS C 320 has a propulsion power of more than 2,000 kW (approx. 2,700 HP). It can save up to 10 tons of fuel per day as well as SOx, NOx and CO2 emissions (= approx. 32 tons of CO2). The SkySails system can be installed as an auxiliary wind propulsion on virtually all existing and new build ships.

    SkySails was founded in 2001 and currently has about 80 employees. Lead investors are the renowned ship financing company Jan Luiken Oltmann Gruppe GmbH & Co. KG based in Leer, the highly respected marine engine supplier Zeppelin Power Systems GmbH & Co. KG and the Dutch Life Sciences and Materials Sciences Company Royal DSM N.V.

    For more information, visit http://www.skysails.com