History

The History of the Spanopoulos group begins shortly before the Second World War when Captain C. I. Spanopoulos, a refugee from Constantinople arrived in Greece. With his wife Aggela by his side, after much hard work and sacrifice, he bought, in 1962, the launch “Vosporos”, thus laying the foundations for the creation of the company.

On his death, Captain Spanopoulos’ widow, Aggela, stood by their sons, supporting their vision for the company with determination. The sons, Ignatios and Michalis, increased the scale of the company’s operations during the 1980s to include the purchase and construction of floating cranes and in the following years undertook numerous harbour construction projects.

The dawn of the new millennium found the Spanopoulos Group an established presence both in Greece and elsewhere in the Mediterranean in the areas of towage, shipyards and harbor and marine construction.

Today the group is facing the challenges of the future and the difficulties of the current climate with optimism and faith both in themselves and in Greece.

  • 1962

    “Vosporos”, the company’s first vessel, active in the port of Piraeus

  • 1977

    Construction of “Christos”, the first tug boat of the company, is completed

  • 1980

    Construction of “Ta Dyo Aderfia”, the first floating crane

  • 1987

    F/B “Dimitrios G.” acquired and chartered by Public Oil Enterprises (DEP A.E.), in search of oil reserves in the Ionian Sea

  • 1999

    Reconstruction of Piraeus passenger terminal-innovative subsea explosions

  • 2006

    Establishment & construction of an ultra-modern shipbuilding & industrial yard in Salamina, 40,000 m2

  • 2009

    With the acquisition of 3 ocean tugs ranging up to 100 tons BP (Bollard Pull), the group extended its activities to deep and ocean towage services. Tugs are trading all over the world, towing drilling rigs, oil production platforms and barges, transport barges, tankers and any large floating objects over any distance to any destination

  • 2012

    Construction of self-propelled crane barge 400tn “IGNATIOS III”

  • 2013

    Construction of self-propelled crane barge 300tn “IGNATIOS II”

  • 2014

    Construction of self-elevating barge “IGNATIOS V”

  • 2014

    Establishment & construction of an ultra-modern yacht yard in Perama, 17,000 m2

  • 2016

    Construction of tugs “CHRISTOS XXX”& “CHRISTOS XXXI” with BP (Bollard Pull) 45 tons