April 12, 2013
UPDATE ON NEW DELIVERIES!!!
Our M/V Desert Hope received a distress call from a USCG plane, requesting assistance in the rescue of six crew members of a distressed fishing vessel, off the northern coast of Haiti. Captain Elmo Panleo Dineros and his crew, after diverting the vessel’s course, approached the fishing vessel and were able to bring aboard all six individuals and transfer them safely into the custody of the USGC who, in turn, thanked them for their assistance.
With great pleasure we announce the signing of our Agreement with Hyundai at Vinashin Shipyard for the construction (per our company's requirements) of three 60,000MT DWT type vessels. The first vessel is scheduled to be delivered during Q1 of 2016; the other two will be delivered before the end of 2016.
ABCML in an effort to renew its fleet and act up to its reputation as working closely with the shipyards, closed a deal with Mitsui Shipyards for one Supramax vessel (DWT abt 56,000MT). Delivery is scheduled to take place at the beginning of 2015.
April 19, 2012
With great pride and pleasure we announce the delivery of our M/V Desert Oasis, (the last vessel in a series of eight (8) with DWT 57,400MT) that was build at Korea’s HMD Shipyard. Capt. Nikolaos Tzakis along with Chief Engineer Sevastianos Stamatis will take her on her maiden voyage. Capt. Tzakis had also taken on her maiden voyage our M/V Desert Calm, the very first vessel in that series of 8 HMD vessels.
February 17, 2012
Our latest addition to our fleet, M/V Desert Moon was chistened today during a special ceremony at HMD Shipyard.
January 5, 2012
The renewal of our fleet is still in progress. The very first delivery for 2012 took place on January 5, 2012; M/V Desert Spring was christened today during a special ceremony at HMD Shipyard.
December 2, 2011
Our M/V Desrt Calm was named Ship of the Year during Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards 2011, in Athens in front of an audience of 900 people! Below you may find Lloyd’s list quote about the distinction:
“Atlantic Bulk Carriers’ supramax bulker Desert Calm, delivered earlier this year as the lead ship in a series of eight highly-rated sister bulkers from Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, deservedly emerged as the Ship of the Year from what was the strongest lineup of contestant vessels ever nominated in this category”.
M/V Desert Victory
Today, November 17, 2011 Captain George Filinis and Mr. Markos Charatsis, our most Senior Captain and Chief Engineer respectively, attended the delivery of the latest addition to our fleet, M/V Desert Victory at HMD Shipyard. Both of them will join the vessel on her maiden voyage.
M/V Desert Glory
Today, October 18, 2011, our Captain Petros Tsialiamanis along with our Chief Engineer Mr. Theofilis Alexandros attended the delivery of the latest addition to our fleet, M/V Desert Glory at HMD Shipyard.
M/V Desert Condor
On September 29, 2011 our latest addition to our fleet was delivered: M/V Desert Condor
M/V Desert Hope
One of our senior Masters of our company, Captain Athanasios Aretoulis along with Chief Engineer Mr. Theofilis Alexandros attended the delivery of the latest addition to our fleet, M/V Desert Hope at HMD Shipyard. Both of them will join the vessel on her maiden voyage.
M/V Desert Peace
With great pride and pleasure, we announce the delivery of our latest addition (the second in a series of 8 vessels): M/V Desert Peace was christened on July 1, 2011, during a special ceremony at HMD Shipyard.
M/V Desert Calm
With great pride and pleasure, we announce the delivery of our latest addition (the first in a series of 8 vessels): M/V Desert Calm was christened on May 17, 2011, during a special ceremony atHMD Shipyard. She is flying the Greek flag and she is scheduled to begin her maiden voyage on May 19, 2011.
UPDATE ON NEW DELIVERIES!!!
It is with great pleasure and anticipation that we are awaiting the delivery of the first HMD Supramax vessel scheduled for May 2011 (out of eight sister ships). It will be followed by the delivery of a second ship which is scheduled for July 2011. We will keep you posted of all upcoming additional deliveries –four (4) to take place in 2011 and the last two (2) to take place in first half of 2012
Atlantic Bulk Carriers Maritime Training Center
In an effort to sharpen up our peoples’ skills, we established, at our premises in Piraeus, a Training Center which started its operations on March 8, 2011. The training center is certified by Det Norske Veritas and its goal is to deliver top quality training exclusively to our company’s people, seafarers and office personnel.
Installation of state of the art satellite communications (i.e. voice, data, internet, satellite TV) is taking place on board our vessels: our M/V Desert Melody was just completed (mid-December) whereas two (2) more ladies will follow suit shortly. Eventually, this kind of equipment will be installed on all our vessels. Our goal, to offer our crews additional and reliable means of communication and/or entertainment is materializing!
August 2010: Captain Moraitis Efstathios and his crew of our M/V Desert Voyager, while sailing the Indian Ocean rendered their assistance to sailboat SAMASAN (N. Zealand flag), that was in distress. This was a successful mission for which the Chief of the Hellenic Coastguard congratulated our Master and his crew
We are honored to report that on October 22, 2009, at a special ceremony that took place in Athens, our vessels were awarded a Certificate of Merit (for year 2008) for their support of the AMVER System (Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System), on behalf of the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard.
In January 2009, Shipmasters’ Union of Greece awarded our Master Barkas , Spyridon for his contribution while on board our M/V Desert Serenity. Specifically, Master Barkas assisted MY Chancin Tags (with 3 men and a 1 woman on board) continue her trip from Norfolk to the Virgin Islands.
We are very happy to announce that on the 10th of February, ABCML established her presence in Manila, Philippines with the opening of her new office. Through this office, ABCML will be able to better assist (i.e. be in close contact) her Filipino Officers and Crew members. The address of our new Manila office is as follows:
5/F Emerald Bldg., #24 F. Ortigas Jr. (Emerald Ave.),
Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1605, Metro Manila
tel / fax : + 00632.706.5701
ABCML in an effort to continuously renew its fleet and act up to its reputation as working closely with the shipyards, closed a deal with Huyndai Shipyards for a series of eight (8) Supramax vessels (DWT abt 57,000MT). Delivery is schedule to start in June 2011, on a bimonthly basis, and it will be concluded by August 2012.
January 8, 2008: M/V Desert Serenity is our latest addition. She is the last vessel in a series of 5 that were built in Kouan Shipyard.
In January 2006, during a party for the New Year organized by the Shipmasters’ Union of Greece, three of our own Masters were given awards for their contribution while serving on board our vessels. Specifically:
- Master Thomas Grentzelos (M/V Ionian Wind) was awarded for rescuing 18 castaways whose vessel, due to engine failure, was in distress and was taking on water (Mexico, January 24, 2005)
- Master Gerasimos Paxinos (M/V Galileo) was awarded for effectively assisting 2 people that were on board sailboat STERREN (Nigeria, February 1, 2005)
- Master Gerasimos Stamatelatos (M/V Ocean Eagle) was awarded for effectively participating in rescuing, under bad weather conditions, 2 crew members of sailboat AMADEUS, that was not under command (Argentina, May 4, 2005)