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COMPANY HISTORY
The shipping group known today as “Sea Pioneer Shipping Corporation” was founded in 1967 by two partners as a purely ship management company.
The company managed by 1975 a total number of twelve small bulk carriers ranging between 8,000 DWT and 20,000 DWT.
In that year the two partners split and a separate company was founded which managed and owned six ships. That new company subsequently grew to one that managed 17 dry cargo ships by 1981.

Since 1992, the Company has obtained its currently known name “Sea Pioneer Shipping Corporation” and is an established international provider of sea-borne transportation services for bulk cargoes.

Sea Pioneer Shipping Corporation offers both short and long term employment of its managed ships to well known companies such as Bunge, Cargill, Toepfer, Coeclerici, Noble, PCL, Tradigrain, Glencore etc.
Management believes that, in recent years, Sea Pioneer Shipping Corporation has established a reputation in the international shipping community for the high standards of safety, performance and reliability.

In 1995,Pioneer Tankers Shipping Corporation was set up,with the sole purpose of managing tanker tonnage that would be acquired by its existing clients.As a result of this,several product carriers were purchased between 1995 and 1999.

The company created a reputation for transporting vegetable and palm oils around the world,with charterers of a high quality,such as Bunge,Cargill, Dreyfus,Kuok and Nidera.At the same time it also remained active in the CPP sector where it developed relations with oil majors and oil traders.

In 2000 the company bought its first crude tanker,an aframax,which would remain in the managed fleet for the next 5 years.

In October 2006 the company would proceed with its first new building order for 4x50,500 dwt IMO 2+3 product carriers which would be built at the GSI shipyard in China. 3 of these vessels where delivered in 2010-11 and the fourth one in July 2014.

In January 2007,Sea Pioneer Shipping Corporation took over the responsibility of managing all of the ships that were under the management of Pioneer Tankers Shipping Corporation.

In June 2015 the company placed its first ever order at a Japanese shipbuilder, by ordering two 82,000 dwt kamsarmax bulk carriers at Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Co. Japan.

MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of Sea Pioneer Shipping Corporation is to cover clients' needs with a professionally operated fleet of bulkers and tankers, in a most efficient way, warranting a safe, cost effective and trouble free transportation of cargoes.

COMPANY STRATEGY
Sea Pioneer Shipping Corporation’s strategy is to maintain its commitment to the Bulk Carrier and Tanker markets through the specialization and the recruitment of experienced personnel.
To this effect, the cornerstone of its strategy is to continue to make available to the shipping industry a well maintained, professionally manned and effectively operated fleet of bulk carriers and tankers and maintain the highest management standards regarding Marine Safety, Safe Working Practices and the Protection of the Environment.
Sea Pioneer Shipping Corporation is committed to spare no effort in identifying areas where it can improve the performance of its fleet.

COMPANY SAFETY & ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
Sea Pioneer Shipping Corporation considers Safety and Environment as two areas of paramount importance. Every effort is made for their effective control in order to prevent casualties. The Company’s policy is based on the promotion of a safety culture onboard its vessels and ashore, and this is considered as the first step towards its policy implementation.

In accordance with the IMO's International Safety Management Code, Sea Pioneer Shipping Corporation has developed and is implementing a Safety Management System (SMS) which is designed to ensure that the Company’s activities are sufficiently controlled to protect personnel, property and environment from all risks and hazards that can be reasonably foreseen. For this reason, the principle of continuous improvement has been established by the top management and is respected by all its employees, both onboard and ashore.