Our History

Throughout the years the Lemissoler Group has grown dramatically and in general one can say that the group followed a rapid expansion strategy. The following is a company timeline.

1996 Establishment of Lemissoler
1996 Acquisition of the first feeder container vessel
1997 Establishment of IMCL – a start-up feeder container line service in Baltic Sea
2000 Lemissoler enters the paper carrier sector with its first paper carrier vessel, which developed to a fleet of seven vessels
2007 IMCL acquires Baltic Container Lines
2007 Lemissoler Maritime Company founded
2008 Lemissoler Maritime Company acquires en bloc three sister Panamax container vessels
2009 Lemissoler Group sells IMCL to Unifeeder
2010 Lemissoler Maritime acquires three Capesize bulk carrier vessels and one Panamax bulk carrier vessel
2010 FrontMarine and its operating manager CrownSail were founded
2011 Diolkos Maritime founded and acquires three Supramax bulk carrier vessels
2013 FrontMarine orders eight Supramax bulk carrier vessels
2016 Formation of Lioship Bulk Carriers