Signal Maritime

Delivering leading spot market earnings through our cutting-edge pooling platform backed by extensive expertise in fleet commercial management. Our data-driven approach, coupled with years of experience, propels our success in the dynamic maritime industry

About us

At Signal Maritime, we stand at the intersection of tradition and innovation, offering state-of-the-art ship management services grounded in a rich maritime heritage.

Born as a spin-off from Thenamaris Ship Management, a beacon of industry standards for nearly 50 years, Signal Maritime takes pride in weaving together the best of maritime practices with the sophistication of internet-age advanced analytics and management methods.

Our mission

Our mission is simple: we aim to provide top-tier commercial vessel management services that are efficient, forward-thinking, and sustainable. 

Strategic collaborations & technological innovation
At the core of Signal Maritime's success are:
  • Strategic Charterer Relationships: We maintain critical partnerships with leading charterers, enhancing our service offerings through precise operational execution

  • Established Trust: Our history of reliable performance forms the basis of enduring trust with partners, setting us apart in the maritime industry

  • Proprietary Algorithms: Our cutting-edge technology signifies our leadership in maritime innovation

Global presence and market insight
Our global operations are characterised by:
  • Strategic Global Hubs: Our expansive network of shipping hubs ensures we are a significant presence in key maritime markets worldwide

  • Seasoned Leadership: Directed by a team of maritime experts, our operations benefit from unparalleled industry experience & insight

  • Comprehensive Fleet Management: With over 100 distinct vessels managed, we have proven our robust infrastructure’s ability to deliver superior results

Introducing Signal's Pools

Signal Maritime is pioneering the future of flexible and transparent ship pooling with our Pools. Designed to optimise the performance and profitability, Pools leverage advanced algorithms and market insights to ensure the best possible outcomes for ship owners

Our partners get an exclusive seat with our team in Athens

You are invited to join our commercial desk in Athens and gain an insider's perspective on Signal pools operations. Engage first-hand with our chartering team, explore our fleet deployment strategy and deepen your understanding on pool mechanics

Industry leading TCE performance

Aframax Performance vs. peers, Net TCE Year 2022
Signal Maritime Aframax Pool Performance
Period
Gross TCE $k/day
TCE Net of all Pool Fees $k/day
% Fixed
2019
25.2
24.4
100%
2020
25.8
25.0
100%
2021
11.8
11.2
100%
2022
39.1
38.0
100%
2023
52.4
51.1
100%
MR Performance vs. peers, Net TCE Year 2022
Aframax Performance vs. peers, full year 2022, Net TCE
Signal Maritime MR Pool Performance
Period
Gross TCE $k/day
TCE Net of all Pool Fees $k/day
% Fixed
2019
25.2
24.4
100%
2020
25.8
25.0
100%
2021
11.8
11.2
100%
2022
39.1
38.0
100%
2023
52.4
51.1
100%
Signal Maritime Aframax Pool Performance

Fair earnings distribution

Our technology enables us to accurately rate the vessels based on their characteristics and energy consumption profiles
Geographical & technical rating

All elements, including premiums for access to key restricted ports and technical specs, are accurately calculated and depicted in vessels' rating

Pool revenues are allocated on rating premium

Energy performance adjustment

By evaluating vessel consumption performance and comparing it to a benchmark vessel, we ensure that vessels with superior operational efficiency are rewarded accordingly

Pool revenues are adjusted based on energy peformance and benchmark voyage expenses

Flexible entry & exit

Each geographical position has acertain earnings potential, which takes into account the potential profits from all voyages a vessel in that position can embark on

Operational and environmental excellence

CII and EUA compliance

Our pools guarantee the minimum CII rating and provide end-to-end management of EUA requirements, ensuring full regulatory compliance

Energy performance

We monitor consumption performance in real-time, enabling us to optimise voyage operations, proactively maintain hull conditions, and achieve optimal port arrivals while ensuring cost-effectiveness

Commitment to ESG

As signatory of the Sea Cargo Charter since its first report in 2022, we maintain consistent alignment with emissions trajectory, demonstrating our unwavering commitment to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards

Post fixture management

With real-time monitoring of collections and outstanding payments, we ensure efficient risk management, high collection rates, and minimal delays. Our proactive approach to risk exposure sets the standard for industry best practices

KYC compliance

Our robust KYC process, conducted in collaboration with established third-party vendors and our in-house legal team, incorporates employee screening services and sanctions compliance to ensure thorough due diligence and regulatory adherence

Timely payments

We prioritise our pool partners' cash flow by ensuring timely payments. With robust credit lines in place, we offer swift settlements, ensuring 100% settlement of each month's distributions always within 30 days after the end of each month, while minimising capital costs

Our fleet

Aljalaa
HKG
IMO #9343338
Class NKK
Built Jan 2008, Korea
DWT (mt)
115557
DWT (mt)
244/42
DWT (mt)
15.64
Ionic Artemis
MHL
IMO #9426441
Class NKK
Built Sep 2009, Japan
DWT (mt)
107605
DWT (mt)
244/42
DWT (mt)
14.58
Ionic Aspis
MHL
IMO #9523287
Class NKK
Built Apr 2011, Japan
DWT (mt)
107508
DWT (mt)
244/42
DWT (mt)
14.58
Jag Laxmi
IND
IMO #9568196
Class ABS
Built Jan 2012, Korea
DWT (mt)
115557
DWT (mt)
244/42
DWT (mt)
15.64
Philotimos
MHL
IMO #9793997
Class TBC
Built Jun 2018, Korea
DWT (mt)
113364
DWT (mt)
250/44
DWT (mt)
15.12
Ross Sea
SGP
IMO #9457593
Class ABS
Built Jul 2011, Japan
DWT (mt)
114542
DWT (mt)
244/42
DWT (mt)
15.71
Aljalaa
HKG
IMO #9343338
Class NKK
Built Jan 2008, Korea
DWT (mt)
115557
DWT (mt)
244/42
DWT (mt)
15.64
Ionic Artemis
MHL
IMO #9426441
Class NKK
Built Sep 2009, Japan
DWT (mt)
107605
DWT (mt)
244/42
DWT (mt)
14.58
Ionic Aspis
MHL
IMO #9523287
Class NKK
Built Apr 2011, Japan
DWT (mt)
107508
DWT (mt)
244/42
DWT (mt)
14.58
Jag Laxmi
IND
IMO #9568196
Class ABS
Built Jan 2012, Korea
DWT (mt)
115557
DWT (mt)
244/42
DWT (mt)
15.64
Philotimos
MHL
IMO #9793997
Class TBC
Built Jun 2018, Korea
DWT (mt)
113364
DWT (mt)
250/44
DWT (mt)
15.12
Ross Sea
SGP
IMO #9457593
Class ABS
Built Jul 2011, Japan
DWT (mt)
114542
DWT (mt)
244/42
DWT (mt)
15.71

Our team

At Signal we believe in delivering the deepest level of knowledge to our customers. This starts with our team, a group of leading experts in commercial ship management. Our team is supported by a world-class mix of strategists, energy market analysts, data scientists, and developers.

P. Dimitracopoulos
CEO, Signal Maritime
Signal Maritime
Panos Dimitracopoulos
CEO, Signal Maritime
Ioannis Psarros
CCO & Deputy CEO, Signal Maritime
Konstantinos Chatzimichalis
VP Pools Data Science Engineering
Charles Bonfield
Director Projects and Pools Business Development
Noel Capellini
Director Pools Business Development
Nikolaos Strovolidis
Director Operations
Angelos Vatikalos
Director Strategic Business Development & Planning
George Kimpouropoulos
Chartering Manager
Ioannis Kakavas
Technical Product Manager
Nicky Karachaliou
Post-Fixture Team Lead
Charis Stratigis
Chartering Lead
Andreas Tsadaris
Operations Team Lead
Stavros Tsiadis
Technical Product Manager
Lefteris Vezos
Operations Team Lead
Elena Xanthi
Strategic Projects Manager
Unmatched experience
  • Opportunities to break new ground are always around the corner. Learn about our patented algorithm here

  • Enduring relationships with top-tier charterers

  • Robust analytical capabilities for precise vessel-cargo matching

Dynamic team and infrastructure
  • Multiple global shipping hubs, ensuring awidespread presence

  • Trustworthy senior team with deep industry experience for the delivery of exceptional performance

  • Tested and proven pool infrastructure, managing over 100 vessels

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Get in touch

Signal Maritime Services UK Ltd.  

83 Cambridge Street,
London, United Kingdom, SW1V 4PS

(+44) 203 962 5745

Signal Maritime Services UK Ltd.  

83 Cambridge Street,
London, United Kingdom, SW1V 4PS

(+44) 203 962 5745

Signal Maritime Services UK Ltd.  

83 Cambridge Street,
London, United Kingdom, SW1V 4PS

(+44) 203 962 5745