About Us

Optima has been acting as a gateway to shipping services since its establishment. Through pioneer and innovative offerings, it has managed to establish itself as one of the industry leaders. Acting as a one-stop-shop for its clients, Optima has developed a devoted team which will act as a shipping company’s valuable partner in every possible aspect of its business.

Optima began its journey a few decades ago. Striving to become pioneers in the shipbroking industry, the group quickly managed to become the biggest in the Greek market. This was achieved by diversifying and streamlining its range of services to cover each client’s needs, from S&P and Newbuildings, to ship recycling and valuations. With the establishment of the Sale & Purchase Department in 1996, the company expanded its activities in a growing market, as a direct response to shifting market needs. With its entrepreneurial thinking and deep industry knowledge, Optima has all the tools needed to help shipping’s decision makers grow their company in the most effective way. Today, Optima Shipping Services is the shipping industry's main partner and acts as a one-stop-shop for the maritime business.

“Unite the Shipping Centers through Local Knowledge”. This business moto has been the driving force behind Optima’s expansion through the years. In 2004, the shipbroking group established its presence overseas, with the inauguration of the office in China (Shanghai). This was followed in 2006 with the Middle East office (Dubai), which turned Optima into one of the largest shipbroking groups in Europe. Today, Optima operates a total of four offices (Athens, Istanbul, Dubai and Shanghai), bringing together the core values which have been firmly placed at the center of its business: trustworthiness, professionalism, integrity and personal touch.

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