Volos Tugs Union Shipping Co group of companies was formed on 1977, in order to manage and operate Tug and Salvage Boats, offering services on 24-hour basis, 365 days a year in port of Volos and adjacent ports.
Volos tugs today, consists of a group of six (6) shipping companies owing 9 Tug / Salvage boats managed and maintained by our well established offices in Volos.
Captain Leonidas Giannissis originally founded it, in 1977 and now George Giannisis, PhD (Mechanical Engineer) and Mrs. Franceska Giannisis M.A. FICS have the management and the control of the running of the Company on a day today basis from the offices of the Company at Volos.
At the beginning the tugs operated in the Volos port area and the Gulf of Pagassitikos. Now the tugs of the fleet operate within the Greek territorial waters, in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. The tugs are primarily engaged in harbour work, towage and salvage. Also, the Company offers services of customary towage of ships calling at the Heracles Cement Factory at Agria, Greece, Mamidakis - EKO at Stylis, Greece, Elinoil in Agria Volos, Agroinvest at Achladi, Greece and LAVA at Yali of Nissiros Island, Greece. The Company also provides assistance to harbour construction works and cable lying. Since the Company`s formation, our tugs have performed four (4) Lloyds Open Form Salvage Services and on some occasions acted as Subcontractors to other companies when they was as head Contractors in the Lloyds Form. More services have been the subject of lumpsum contacts or have been settled amicably or have been resolved through proceedings in the Greek Courts. As far as the crew complement is concerned, this depends on the engine BHP. and area of operation, It ranges from a crew of (3) three on BHP 500-960 and (4) four from 1000 to 2000BHP and a crew of (6) over 2000 BHP.