PROFILE-STRATEGY

EMPIRE BULKERS Ltd. was established in March 2013 to provide commercial and technical management to Dry Cargo Vessels.

Our objective is to manage modern ships which operate in the dry cargo markets. As managers of such ships, we are committed to maintain highest standards of quality based on continuously improving safety culture.

Empire Bulkers is dedicated to providing excellent services to our clients and strive to accomplish it by continuous training of our crew and office personnel.

Empire Bulkers Ltd. holds Documents of Compliance under Marshall Islands, Republic of Cyprus, Malta and Liberia.



KEY PERSONNEL

Nikos Arkadis

Technical/Managing Director

Mr. Nikos Arkadis has been in the shipping industry for the last 40years, holding key positions in a number of well-respected shipping companies. He is very familiar with the operation, maintenance and repairs of oil tankers and bulk carriers. In 1986 he joined Offshore Oil Services (London) (Kouloundis) and Lyras Bros (London) as Technical Sup/dent. Subsequently he joined the Marine Management Services (of Kalimanopoulos) as a Fleet Leader for Oil Tankers and Oil Combination Carriers. In 1993 he joined Evalent as Technical Manager. In 1995, he became a member of Marmaras Navigation team as a Technical Manager of a mixed fleet of 50 oil tankers and bulk carriers. From 2006 to 2008 he joined Mantinia Shipping / Hellenic Carriers and Kynosoura shipyards as a Technical / General Manager of the group. Since EMPIRE’s Navigation establishment, he has been the Company’s Technical Manager and, since 2011 holds the position of Managing/Technical Director.

Nikolaos Nitsopoulos

Technical Manager

Mr. Nikolaos NItsopoulos has more than 20 years experience in Shipping Industry, experienced in technical management of oil tankers and bulkers. He holds a Bachelor BSc Eng in Naval Architecture from TEI Athens, GR, Bachelor BSc Eng in Marine Engineering from Newcastle University, UK and MSc in Marine Policy from Cardiff University, UK. Served in various positions (as Technical Superintendent/ Fleet Engineer) within NYSE listed companies, Stelmar Tankers Ltd, Hellenic Carriers Ltd, Quintana Maritime LLC, Maryville Maritime Inc. He took over as Technical Manager at Empire Bulkers Ltd since Sept 2016.

Captain Gerasimos (Makis) Manias

Marine / Operation Manager – DPA CSO

After 20 years of sea service with the last 5 as Master Capt. Makis Manias continued his career ashore. For the last 8 years he bas been holding the position as Marine Sup/dent at Marmaras Navigation, Operator at Entrust (Tsakos). Since 2014 he has joined Empire Bulkers and on October2017 he took over the position of Marine / Operation Manager and DPA.

Zacharoula Lempesi

HSQE Manager

Mrs Zacharoula Lempesi has an extensive working experience in HSQE Management roles at highly reputable shipping companies for 23 consecutive years. She has served as Quality & Environmental Manager in Stelmar Tankers and then as Group Quality Assurance Manager & Head of HSQE in OSG.

She holds a Master in Business Administration with specialization in Total Quality Management by the University of Leicester and has an extensive knowledge and know-how in Integrated Management Systems certification, Business Management and Information Technology Systems development. She has been with EMPIRE since July 2015 initially as Quality Assurance Manager and then took over HSQE Manager duties from 25th April 2016.

FLEET

TOTAL DWT 1,734,613

SUEZ FUZEYYA

Type: Oil Tanker

DWT: 158,574

Yard / Year of construction
Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd, South Korea / 2011

Timeline

Quality Policy

The Company is committed to providing a Quality service, which consistently & continuously meets the requirements of its customers whilst protecting assets under its care, its employees and the environment in general.

This is achieved by establishing & discharging managerial & operational processes, which have emerged from the combination of sound managerial principles and established experience in the Shipping Industry.

The Company aims to remain a quality service provider by:

 

  • Meeting customer requirements as defined in the relevant Ship Management Agreements and Charter Parties,
  • Developing and implementing controlled processes,
  • Continual improvements in operational responsiveness,
  • Complying with the requirements of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISM Code as well as continually improving its Management System,
  • Establishing and communicating measurable & consistent objectives and performance targets to company employees,
  • Complying with applicable statutory requirements, international legislation and classification society requirements related to the services provided 
  • Operating vessels without accident(s) or incident(s) that could endanger company’s employees, the environment or assets under the company’s care,
  • Complying with current Health & Safety legislation and,
  • Developing employee skills and increasing their contribution through effective training

In order to meet the above objectives the company has developed and implements a Management System, which as a minimum shall meet the requirements of ISO 9001, ISO 14001& IMO ISM Code.

All Company employees are responsible for implementing the company's Quality Policy.

The Company’s management is responsible for monitoring and reviewing the Quality Policy at regular intervals in order to ensure that it remains relevant and effective.


Health, Safety Management & Enviromental Policy

It is the Company’s Policy to promote and enhance Health and Safety at Sea, Prevention of Human Injury or loss of life, welfare of employees and avoidance of any adverse impact on the environment (marine or otherwise), including property.

The Company aims at safety and environmental excellence which is accomplished through the following objectives:

  • To provide for Safe Practices in ship Operation and a safe and healthy working environment.
  • To prevent damage to the ship, her cargo and the environment.
  • To assess all identified risks to its ships, personnel and the environment, establish appropriate safeguards and operate the ships within ALARP (“as low as reasonably practicable”) levels of risk;
  • To prevent loss of human life and personal injury.
  • To ensure that seafarers’ work environment on board ships promotes occupational safety and health.
  • To continuously improve Safety Management skills of personnel ashore and aboard ships, including preparing for emergencies related both to Safety, Health & Environmental Protection.

In order to effectively implement its Health, Safety Management & Environmental Protection Policy the Company:

  • Has appointed dedicated personnel with the responsibility to maintain an overview of Health, Safety and Environment matters.
  • Consistently follows all national and international rules and regulations applicable to the Marine Industry and commits to remain alert for ways to improve as changes occur in regulations and in the industry.
  • Takes into account applicable guidelines, standards, codes and publications which are issued by maritime organisations and are directed towards creating a safe and pollution free (zero spill) environment.
  • Implements a Shipboard Occupational Health and Safety Program (SOHSP)
  • Continuously monitors all safety and occupational health aspects of the vessels.
  • Frequently inspects and audits the vessels and carries out necessary maintenance and repairs.
  • Continuously improves its management system by taking corrective & preventive action for identified problem areas.
  • Provides adequate resources to effectively implement this management system.
  • Provides a framework for setting & reviewing safety management system objectives and targets that are evaluated and reviewed during Management Review Meetings.
  • Has carried out a generic Risk Assessment to its basic operations and practices and has established safeguards against identified risks.
  • Undertakes an obligation to society (corporate social responsibility), in the form of commitment to local, national and international regulations, attention to environmental issues and adoption of a risk management policy.
  • Makes every effort to provide a safe and healthy workplace and considers working safely a condition of employment.
  • Provides necessary resources to implement the occupational health and safety program.
  • Recognizes that no task is so important for an employee to put himself at risk of injury or illness in order to get it done.
  • Protects the Health of seafarers and provides prompt access to Medical Care on board and ashore when needed.

All Company employees, shore based and seafarers are responsible for implementing the Company’s Safety, Health & Environment Protection Policy and are required to comply with the applicable standards and with the ship’s occupational safety and health policy and program.

The Company’s senior officers and managers are responsible to always lead by example in safety-related issues.

The Company’s Management is responsible for communicating, monitoring and reviewing this Policy at regular intervals in order to ensure that it remains relevant and effective.


Drugs & Alcohol Policy

It is the Company’s Policy that no seafarer employed shall navigate the vessel, operate machinery or carry out his duties whilst he is impaired by drugs or alcohol or suspected to be under the impairment of alcohol or drugs.

The Company has defined, for the purpose of alcohol abuse, a limit of not greater than 0.04% blood alcohol level (BAC) or 0.25 mg/l alcohol in the breath or a quantity of alcohol leading to such alcohol concentration for Masters, Officers and other Seafarers while performing designated safety, security and marine environmental duties.

In order to enforce this policy:

  1. Consumption and possession of alcohol for private or any other use on board Company vessels is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN.
  2. The possession, use, trafficking of any kind of illegal drugs and for any reason on board the ship is prohibited.
  3. The Company implements procedures which meet or exceed the relevant Flag State legislation and enforces a strict blood/breath and/or urine test schedule involving:
  • mandatory pre-joining tests for all seafarers
  • periodical random testing/screening on board vessels. Each officer is to be tested at least once annually
  • regular breathalyser tests on board, either as a routine control procedure, or during an investigative process.

Seafarers found to be in violation of this Policy shall be immediately released from duty and dismissal / disciplinary action will be taken. Refusal to be subjected to D&A testing would equal to admission of guilt and the person will be subject to the same repercussions as any offender.

Adherence to this Policy is considered as a term of employment.

 

JOB OPENINGS

Empire Bulkers Ltd. is a well established and at the same time rapidly expanding shipping company . We operate a modern fleet of Handy (8),Panamax(2) and Cape(5) size dry cargo vessels . We offer a competitive employment package in a professional employment environment to the following ranks :

  1. Master
  2. Ch Officer
  3. Ch Engineer
  4. 2nd Engineer
  5. 2nd - 3rd Mate
  6. 3rd and 4th Engineer
  7. Electrician
  8. Bosun
  9. Cook

If you are interested in joining Empire Bulkers’ family, please kindly send your up to date CV to hr@empirebulkers.com.
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Contact Us

Empire Bulkers Ltd.

88 Vouliagmenis Avenue Elliniko, 16777 / Greece - Tel: +30 211 10 24 000 - Fax: +30 210 960 42 10

e-mail: mail@empirebulkers.com