John Samonas & Sons Ltd. was established over 40 years ago, in 1966 by Capt. John N. Samonas, to act as the London agents for a fleet of three general cargo ships. Soon after the company’s inception, his eldest son Capt. Nikolas J Samonas joined him in the office, having served as an officer at sea for many years.
In 1968, Capt. John N Samonas’ second son, Capt. Dimitri J Samonas graduated from the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, and became involved; contributing his acquired knowledge to the expansion of John Samonas & Sons. Furthermore, in 1972, Christos J Samonas graduated with a BSc in Marine Engineering from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and joined his brothers at John Samonas & Sons.
In the early 1970’s, the company was appointed London agents to supervise the newbuilding of two twin-deck multi-purpose container vessels at Upper-Clyde Shipbuilders in Glasgow. Upon their delivery in 1972, John Samonas & Sons was appointed to act as the manager's exclusive London agents for the vessels; Samjohn Governor and Samjohn Pioneer.
In 1975, the 54,000dwt geared bulk carrier, Samjohn Mariner was delivered from Burmeister & Wein’s Skibsbyggeri yard under John Samonas & Sons’ supervision and was placed under our agency. In 1985, John Samonas & Sons were again appointed as London agents to supervise the newbuilding of a 65,000 Dwt Panamax bulk carrier, built at NKK (Tsu Works) in Japan.
During the 1990’s, John Samonas & Sons were appointed to supervise a number of newbuildings in Japan. In 1994, two 72,000dwt Panamax bulk carriers were delivered from Hitachi Zosen, Maizuru (Samjohn Light and Samjohn Spirit). In 1998, two 75,000dwt Panamaxes; Samjohn Amity and Samjohn Liberty, that were delivered from NKK (Tsu Shipyard) were also supervised by John Samonas & Sons.
In 2007, John Samonas & Sons were appointed Agents to supervise two capesize nebuildings at STX Shipbuilding Co., Ltd in Korea, which upon their delivery within the first half of 2010, will managed by Golden Flame Shipping, with John Samonas & Sons as London Agents.
- Country United Kingdom
- City Kingston upon Thames Surrey, KT2
- Street Princeton Mews 167-169 London Road
- Phone +44 20 8547 2244
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