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Welcome to John Samonas & Sons

John Samonas & Sons Ltd act as London Agents for Golden Flame Shipping of Greece.

The Company provides holistic and integrated maritime transportation services on behalf of its principals in the fields of commercial, operational and technical management for a fleet of dry bulk carriers operating globally in the business of the transportation of dry commodities including iron ore, coal and agricultural products.


The Company has enjoyed cooperation with leading marine suppliers and service providers in the fields of chartering, technical, purchasing, insurance and finance and continues to work closely with regulatory bodies such as flag state and classification societies as well as other maritime NGOs to build on relationships forged during half a century in the maritime industry.

Health, Safety & Environment

The Company recognizes the need to focus on the health and safety of its employees and the public at large, while placing emphasis on environmental and property protection by remaining sensitive and responsive to public concerns, whilst endeavouring to maintain high efficiency and provide quality waterborne transportation services to its clients.


The Company presently operates a fleet of two Japanese built Panamax, two Korean built Capesize and two Korean built Newcastlemax bulk carriers. The Panamax vessels are operating globally on mixed contracts from individual spot voyages up to short-medium term employment. The Company’s two 181,000 dwt Capesize vessels are under long-term charter to blue-chip international companies and the Company’s two 207,000 dwt newbuild ‘Newcastlemax’ bulk carriers which were delivered in early 2012 have been committed on long-term charters to a major European client. Two further 'Newcastlemax' bulk carriers on order at NACKS in China are due for delivery in Q1 2017.

The total deadweight of the company's managed vessels is about 1.4 million tonnes with an average age of 6 years.