Our History

A Culture of Stability and Innovation

Established in 1996 in Athens, Greece, Metrostar Management Corp. is one of the world's premier ship management companies. During the years of its operations, Metrostar's outstanding performance and its unblemished safety and environmental record have contributed to our group's stellar reputation.

Since its inception, Metrostar has concluded 214 vessel transactions and 83 newbuilding contracts at first-class shipyards in South Korea and Japan. Having operated fleets of oil tankers, bulk carriers and container ships, the group boasts a record of reliable, high-quality management across vessel classes.


  • 2022

    Metrostar contracts 3 x LR2 newbuildings at Hyundai Vietnam Shipyard

  • 2021

    Metrostar takes delivery of 2x Suezmax tankers in China

  • 2018 - 2019

    Metrostar takes delivery of 2x Aframax and 2x LR2 tankers in South Korea

  • 2015 - 2017

    Metrostar contracts 8x VLCC newbuildings in South Korea and sells them prior to delivery

  • 2012

    The company orders 10x MR tankers in South Korea and proceeds to sell the vessels along with its Panamax containers in 2014

  • 2010

    Metrostar sells 5x VLCC’s acquired in past years and proceeds to purchase 5x second-hand Panamax container vessels (3,500 teu)

  • 2006 - 2009

    The company orders 17x Kamsarmax bulkers and 9x Capesizes at Japanese shipyards and subsequently sells the vessels in two major deals

  • 1996 - 2003

    Metrostar builds up a fleet of 14x Suezmax and 5x Aframax tankers

  • 1996

    Metrostar Management Corp. is established in Athens, Greece