A Life in Shipping

Evangelos Marinakis is the Founder and Chairman of Capital Maritime Trading Corp. He is one of the leading shipowners in the maritime industry.

Shipping is in his blood thanks to his family's involvement in the industry, and Evangelos knew early in life that the industry would also be his own destiny. His career in the maritime industry began after he completed his studies as a trainee chartering broker at the British firms Harley Mullion and Elders Chartering Limited. 

Evangelos quickly forged a successful path in the industry, eventually founding Capital Maritime & Trading Corp., a company that remained true to his family's maritime pedigree. Evangelos served as Founder and Chairman of the maritime company Capital Product Partners LP, whose shares are traded on the American Stock Exchange (Nasdaq: CPLP) and Founder and CEO of NYSE-listed Crude Carriers Corp, until its merger with CPLP in 2011.

Evangelos' contribution to and impact in the maritime sector has been recognized globally. Besides his annual ranking in the power lists compiled by industry publications Lloyd's List and TradeWinds, he has also received many awards for his work in the industry. Among the awards he has received are the following:

  • 2023 | "20 Years Achievement Award", Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards
  • 2023 | "Deal of the Decade Award", Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards
  • 2022 | "Industry Leader Award", Tanker Shipping & Trade
  • 2018 | "Certificate of Recognition for Commitment to Excellence in Ship Management and Operations" by Lloyd's Register of Shipping
  • 2017 | "Greek Shipping Personality of the Year”, Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards
  • 2016 | "Χenakoudis Excellence in Shipping Award" by International Registries Inc. /The Marshall Islands Registry
  • 2014 | Lloyd's List Greek Shipping Awards "Greek Shipping Newsmaker of the Year"
  • 2010 | Lloyd's List Greek Shipping Awards "Greek Shipping Newsmaker of the Year"
  • 2009 | Lloyd's List Greek Shipping Awards "Tanker Company of the Year" to Capital Ship Management Corp.

A commitment to growth and ongoing development of the business through the shipping cycles is at the heart of Capital's mission. That is why Capital Maritime & Trading Corp and its affiliated group of companies are continuing to build out their state-of-the-art fleet, which currently has a total tonnage of approximately 11 million tonnes.

The group has worked closely with leading companies around the world, such as: BP, Repsol (Spain), Shell, Statoil (Norway), Cargill (USA), Cepsa (Spain), Chevron, Cheniere, CMA-CGM, COSCO (China), Exxon Mobil, HMM (S.Korea), Hapag Lloyd (Germany), Maersk Line, PEMEX (Mexico), Petrobras (Brazil), Tokyo Gas (Japan), Total (France), Rio Tinto, Vale, Vitol, Glencore, MSC etc.

Capital maintains a strong commitment to the highest environmental standards. The Company has been a leader in the industry by meeting legislative requirements early, setting high performance standards and working closely with partners and employees to effect continuous improvement. At all times, Capital strives to minimize the environmental impact of its operations through careful management of energy efficiency, air emissions, and natural resources.