HELLENIC SEAWAYS has been sailing the Greek seas since 1999 in its current form. It is the largest Hellenic maritime company, owning and operating 18 conventional and high speed vessels that connect more than 36 ports in the N.E. Aegean, the Cyclades, the Saronic Gulf and the Sporades.
The investment program
As of 2005, the company has embarked on a new course of development, implementing an extensive investment plan of integrating new ships and extending the destinations it serves.
In 2005, HELLENIC SEAWAYS added five new ships to its fleet: the newly built HIGHSPEED 5, the fastest passenger/vehicle ferry in the Aegean, with a maximum speed of 41 knots and a cruising speed of 38 knots, the newly built passenger/vehicle ferry NISSOS MYKONOS, built entirely in Greece, FLYINGCAT 5 and FLYINGCAT 6 (Catamaran ships), that replaced six flying dolphins (hydrofoils), and the Hellenic Voyager (Ro-Ro) that serves in transporting trucks.
In 2007, the company acquired 4 more ships: the newly built passenger/vehicle ferry NISSOS CHIOS, that was also built in Greece, the passenger/vehicle ferry ARIADNE and two Ro-Ro type ships, the Celtic Sun and the Hellenic Master.
HELLENIC SEAWAYS has successfully brought into effect the investment plan involving the purchase and building of 9 new ships, two among which entirely built in Greece, thus supporting the workers of the shipbuilding zone of Perama and the shipbuilding yards of Elefsina and Skaramagas, which proves the company's commitment to substantially support the Greek shipbuilding industry.
Furthermore, the company was expanded with great success to new coastal routes. In 2007 the newly built NISSOS CHIOS was routed to Piraeus - Chios - Mytilene. Within 2007, the refit of the super luxurious ship ARIADNE was also completed in Greece. It is the largest passenger/vehicle ferry in Hellenic coastal navigation in garage capacity, and was routed to Piraeus - Ikaria - Samos.
In 2016, HELLENIC SEAWAYS is extending its fleet to include the completely rebuilt HIGHSPEED 7 and HELLENIC HIGHSPEED as well as NISSOS SAMOS.
Quality, Environmental & Energy Management Policy
A Quality, Environmental & Energy Management System as per ISO 9001:2008, 14001:2004 & 50001:2011 is in place at HELLENIC SEAWAYS. For more information please click here.
Ιν 2016 HELLENIC SEAWAYS' Smart Ticket / Web Check-in web service was awarded a SILVER at the GreekTourism Awards in the Pioneering service / concept - start up category.
In 2014, HELLENIC SEAWAYS was voted "Best Company of the Year 2007 for Passenger Shipping" in the Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards 2014, for exhibiting high service standards and offering pioneering services to passengers.
In 2009, HELLENIC SEAWAYS was the voted the Best Coastal Transport Company – Internal by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller.
In "Lloyd's List Greek Shipping Awards 2007", HELLENIC SEAWAYS was voted "Best Company of the Year 2007 for Passenger Shipping" and the newly built passenger/vehicle ferry of the company, NISSOS CHIOS, which was entirely built in Greece, was given the award of the "Best Ship for the Year 2007".
In 2007, the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels awarded HELLENIC SEAWAYS as Tourist Business of 2007, for its pivotal role in upgrading and further developing Hellenic coastal navigation and sea transportation in the wider Greek island area.
In 2006, the distinction of the "Best Ship of the Year" by the same institution had been given to the also newly built passenger - vehicle ferry of HELLENIC SEAWAYS, NISSOS MYKONOS, which was awarded the "Green Star" certificate of environment protection by the Italian classification society RINA. The ship has been fully adapted to all the regulations required to ensure the prevention of pollution from all its operations, including the training of its crew to control all substances that are damaging to the environment.
The ongoing modernization and growth of the fleet and the upgrade of the services provided to the passengers constitute a constant commitment and a strategic goal for the company. This way, HELLENIC SEAWAYS seeks and manages to keep its leading position in the competitive Market of coastal transportation services in Greece, and at the same time expands its presence in the sea transportation services in the Mediterranean.
- To continually improve our know-how in the sea transportation of passengers and cargo, aiming to create value for our shareholders.
- To maintain our leading position in Greece's competitive market of coastal transportation services.
- To expand our presence in the Mediterranean Sea cargo transportation markets.
- To provide high-quality sea transportation services to passengers and cargo before, during and after travel.
- To maintain high safety levels during the operation of our ships, aiming at the absolute protection of the life our passengers and crews, as well as the protection of the marine environment.