Greek LNG shipping firm Dynagas Ltd led by shipping tycoon George Procopiou has taken delivery of 200K ME-GA LNG carrier, Clean Destiny.

“We are all very excited. A big congratulations to everyone onboard and those who worked tirelessly for months to ensure a smooth delivery,” the company’s management said for the strengthening of its fleet.

Last Friday, George Procopiou was honored at the Lloyd’s Awards with the “Greek Personality of the Year” award.

Many of the biggest names in the Greek shipping industry, but also dynamic and important service providers, were recognized with prestigious awards on Friday, December 1 as the 2023 Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards were presented in front of an industry audience of about 1,100 guests.

Seven major LNG leaders and first-movers in the sector, representing 185 LNG carriers – more than 90% of the Greek-controlled fleet, were awarded on the night.

Big names in the shipping industry such as Procopiou, Moundreas, Lentoudis, Diana Shipping and Tsakos Energy Navigation were among the winners at 20th Greek Shipping Awards.

Starting in 2022, Mr Procopiou has placed orders for a total 66 new vessels across his three sectors of shipping.

At least three of the LNG carriers have been delivered, leaving an order book consisting of about 11 LNG carriers, six VLCCs, 16 long-range-two aframax tankers, eight long-range-one panamax tankers and, on the dry side, no less than 22 kamsarmax bulkers.

His two FSRUs have been chartered to Germany and have replaced 35% of the Russian gas on which Germany depended for its energy until recently.

It has been pointed out during the event that “The hopes of Hellenic Shipyards for – finally – a revitalisation of shipbuilding and ship repair rest on the shoulders of Mr Procopiou.”

The Greek shipping tycoon George Procopiou, chairman of Dynacom Tankers Management, whose name “figures” in the 100 most important people in shipping on an annual basis, is the owner of the largest shipyard of Greece, the Skaramangas Shipyards.

The Greek shipyard has its new owner after the signing at the Greek Ministry of Finance of the contract for the transfer of the assets of the Shipyard in Skaramangas to the investor selected from the relevant tender process in July 2021, Mr. Giorgos Prokopiou.

The ceremony took place on March 1, 2023 at the Ministry of Finance in the presence of the Greek Minister Christos Staikouras.