Chandris Group

CHANDRIS Group specialises in the management and operations of oil & chemical tankers as well as bulk carriers. The vessels are owned by individual companies and managed from Piraeus Head Office.

Our story begins here…

The important shipping tradition which characterizes a number of Greek islands was established, in many cases, on the initiative and determination of several of their citizens.

 

In early years of the 20th century, John D. Chandris, who was born in Chios in 1886, began working in his uncle’s shipping office, where due to his ambitious and hard working character in 1911 he became a partner.

  1. Chandris Group Founded

    by Jonh. D. Chandris

    Obtains a small number of shares in various Steamships within the Greek coastal service.

  2. 1920s to 1940s

    Fleet Expansion

    Builds and acquires thirty six tanker and dry bulk vessels.

  3. 1950s to 1960s

    Fleet Expansion

    Builds and acquires sixty six tanker and dry bulk vessels totaling in excess of 1.2 million DWT.

  4. Chandris Lines Founded

    by John. D. Chandris

    Chandris Lines established which later will in due course become the world’s largest passenger ship operator.

  5. Chandris becomes cruise operator

    by Jonh. D. Chandris

    Chandris Lines moves from passenger shipping to become a cruise operator.

  6. 1970s

    Fleet Expansion

    Builds and acquires 32 tanker, dry bulk and RoRo vessels totalling in excess of 1.6 million DWT.

  7. 1980s to 1990s

    Fleet Expansion

    Builds and acquires 23 tanker, dry bulk and RoRo vessels totalling in excess of 1.6 million DWT.

  8. Celebrity Cruises

    Established

    Celebrity Cruises is founded in 1988 by the Chandris Group.

  9. Celebrity Cruises

    Sold to Royal Caribbean

    In 1997, Celebrity Cruises Ltd. sold to Royal Caribbean Cruise Line to form Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

  10. 1999 to 2011

    New Building Program

    An active newbuilding program results in thirty two new vessels being built or acquired totaling in excess of 4 million DWT.

  11. 2014 to 2015

    Entering the LNG Market

    Chandris enters the LNG market and orders two LNG MEGI 174k chartered with BP.

  12. Today

    Looking to the Future

    Manages a fleet of thirty three vessels totaling in excess of 3.8 million DWT.