Profile – Set up
Kouros Maritime Enterprises Inc. is a Liberian registered Enterprise founded in 1999 by Capt. Konstantinos Arnokouros, with operating office in Glyfada-Athens-Greece. The company operates in Greece under Greek Law 89/67 legally represented. Since then it has expanded and operated various size and age bulk carrier ships offering to its customers punctual and quality services. Kouros Maritime Enterprises Inc. has managed from 2000 until now following vessels:
M/V “Kouros V” - Bulk Carrier – DWT: 25,449 MT – Built/Place: 1983/Imabari, Japan - Purchased July 1998 and Sold December 2003
M/V “Nota A” - Bulk Carrier – DWT: 37,725 MT – Built/Place: 1984/Sasebo, Japan - Purchased June 1999 and Sold January 2005
M/V “Alex A” - Bulk Carrier – DWT: 46,640 MT – Built/Place: 1995/Tamano, Japan - Purchased August 2002 and Sold January 2007
M/V “Kouros V” – Multipurpose – DWT: 17,870.10 MT – Built/Place: 1987/Rostock, Germany - Purchased November 2007 and Sold June 2010
M/V “Vanessa A” - Bulk Carrier – DWT: 27,586 MT – Built/Place: 1986/Japan - Purchased March 2009 and Sold June 2011
M/V “Joanna A” - Bulk Carrier – DWT: 36,537 MT – Built/Place: 1985/Japan - Purchased May 2009 and Sold September 2012
M/V “Tina A” - Bulk Carrier – DWT: 42,717 MT – Built/Place: 1997/Japan - Purchased September 2012 and Sold February 2014
At present Kouros Maritime is managing:
M/V “Alex A” - Bulk Carrier – DWT: 50,339 MT – Built/Place: 2002/Japan - Purchased April 2014.
M/V "Nota A" - Bulk Carrier - DWT: 53,098 MT - Built/Place: 2003/Japan - Purchased July 2016
The founder of the company Capt. Konstantinos Arnokouros has a long and successful history in shipping.
The Aim of the founder is to operate family own vessels and to continue the established Ship-Owning and Ship-Management tradition in Greece.
Kouros Maritime personnel and management team has the required qualifications, diplomas and Certificates as well as many years experience. Kouros Maritime background and status along with the skills and experience of managerial and operating team is well known in the shipping industry (Classification Societies, Flag administration, P&I Club, Insurance, etc.) where Kouros Maritime enjoy first class name and credits.
Kouros Maritime Enterprises Inc. was awarded with the “Document of Compliance Certificate” (DOC No. 11HO-0747DOC) by NK since 2000, as a requirement of the International Safety Management Code (ISM). That Certification allows Kouros Maritime to operate ocean going bulk cargoes ships of any size and number. Recently KOUROS MARITIME was awarded with the “Certificate of Quality Management System” (Registration No: 12-552) by NK.
Each vessel operated by Kouros Maritime, as per International regulations, holds S.M.C. and I.S.S.C. Certificates as well as the new MLC Certificate as per MLC 2006; which allows the vessels to trade all over the world without problems for the Owners.
Commitments – Memberships
Greek Ship owner Union: Our Company is active member in the biggest Ship Owner Union of the shipping world.
Hellenic Short Sea Shipowners Association: Our Company is active member in the new Shipowner Association for the Short sea shipping in maritime transport by vessels which are not required to cross oceans. It includes coastal shipping, transport between the continental country and islands, transport between the Member States of European Union as well as the sea / river transport to and from the river ports of the European inland.
Bimco: Our Company is a member of BIMCO and is participating in the international effort of the shipping community to safeguard regulation and legality of transportation all over the world.
Amver (Automated Mutual-assistance Vessel Rescue system): Our Ships participated in this volunteer effort of U.S.A. Authorities and relevant awards granted by U.S. Department of Transportation to our Director, to the son of Company’s founder and to our vessels.