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Totis Maritime S.A.- from 1981 to present

Totis Maritime S.A. was established in 1981 as a sister company of Chaldeos Freighters Ltd and began operations from the latter's Headquarters office, at the time, at St. Nicholas House, 4-6 Efploias street in Piraeus. The Company was founded by the late Ioannis Chaldeos upon his retirement from the Hellenic Coast Guard with the rank of Commodore.

Pictured above:

Honorary Commendation 
from the National Defense General Staff.

(Click here to enlarge)


Click here to see second Honorary Commendation


Mr I. Chaldeos graduated the Athens University of Economics and Business and the Naval Academy. In the Coast Guard he served in the Harbor Master's office in Piraeus, in the General Directorate for Merchant Ships Inspection, in the Ministry of Mercantile Marine and as the Registrar of Ships for the port of Piraeus. During his service he had been also detached to the Hellenic Army General Staff in charge of the Army's Sea Transportation office where he received honorary awards from the Hellenic National Defense General Staff, twice, for his exemplary services in minimizing the cost of shipping of heavy military equipment.

Ioannis Chaldeos had been involved with shipowning, since 1969, together with his brother Capt. P.E.P. Chaldeos. Of course, the shipping roots of the Chaldeos family date much earlier, prior to WWII, when their father Platon Chaldeos had time chartered one very small general cargo vessel to transport agriproducts from Southern Peloponnesus to Piraeus. Unfortunately, his operations were disrupted with the outbreak of the war and the sinking of the vessel.

Since the start of its business Totis Maritime S.A. operated as a tramp vessel company under the wing of Chaldeos Freighters Ltd and in always in line with Chaldeos shipping family's values, philosophy and policies.

Despite the deep market crisis that followed and lasted until 1987 operations were successful and the Company had quickly gained good reputation which had a result to be able charter out with first class charterers such as CZARNIKOV, CONTINENTAL GRAIN, SOVFRACHT, NYK, IRISL, DAICHI, PIC, QAFCO, RICHCO, SABAH GAS INDUSTRIES, INTERCOM, GUYBULK OF KLAVENESS GROUP, TOEPFER, VON APPEN, BUNGE, VITOL, CARGILL and many others.

In 1993 the company moved to new offices at 122 Akti Themistokleous in Piraeus.

In the years that followed the family group owned, managed and successfully operated  more vessels up to Panamax size. In total, the number of vessels under Chaldeos family ownership was 21 vessels, or 402,197 deadweight tons and had transported tens of millions tons of cargo.

In 2006 the company sold its last vessel m/v 'Kallisto' for further trading.

In late 2008 moved offices to 143-145 Notara Street in Piraeus and since then is waiting for favorable conditions to re-enter the market.

In short, our Company's achievements over the years are as follows:

  • Managed to survive during the deep crisis of the 1980s, while other giant and medium sized shipowners collapsed, and through the modest market of the 1990s. Despite the difficulties of the charter market were able to collect all hires, freights and demurrages, without any losses from claims whatsoever.
  • In line with our policy, kept our vessels always at high standards of maintenance and seaworthiness so that the vessels were able to trade without any problems between all ports including US and European ports, in order to benefit from interesting chartering opportunities. None of our vessels was ever delayed by the Coast Guard or Port State Control and none of our vessels ever incurred any losses to our underwriters.
  • Our vessels, although overage, offered perfect performance always and thus managed to attract the preference of First Class Major Charterers who fixed them repeatedly.
  • We honored our obligations to our lenders without any delay or anomaly.
  • All our shipping projects produced very good results.
Today, our Company maintains its established network of contacts and counterparts and aims to acquire new vessels in the short term. The intention is to expand but to maintain the family business philosophy, i.e. to remain traditional and conservative.


Totis Maritime S.A. is committed to ethical behavior and to achieving and furthering best practice at every level of the business. The Company's IMO number is 0762877.

Head of the Company's operations today is Mr Platon Chaldeos.

Historic fleet list gallery - The Chaldeos family vessels over the years.

The white and blue stripes flag funnel mark

M/V Joanna P

M/V Kallisto









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Totis Maritime S.A.
Tel +30 210 4282 270
Fax +30 210 4180 571


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