Setting the course
from the very beginning.

HISTORY

AN OVERVIEW

Eastern Pacific Shipping is proud to celebrate over 50 years of experience in shipping. Today we are one of the largest privately owned shipping companies in the world with over 200 shore staff and 4,600 seagoing staff.  It was a long journey to become an industry leader, and we are fortunate to have celebrated several key milestones along the way:

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EASTERN PACIFIC SHIPPING

The roots of EPS lie in the enterprise established by the late global shipowner Sammy Ofer, KBE (1922-2011).

Hong Kong

Sammy’s younger son, Idan Ofer, started managing his first vessel, a 36,237 DWT tanker Larissa.

Singapore

In September 1989, Tanker Pacific Management (TPM) was established by Idan in Singapore to manage crude and product tankers. At this point, the company was considered a major operator in the VLCC segment.

Expansion

The company’s first newbuilding, VLGC Baltic Flame, was also the first VLGC ever contracted at HHI. Through the 1990s, the company ordered several Aframaxes from prominent yards in the Far East. In addition, the company entered the FSO market by converting existing vessels under ownership. This era saw growth in the crude and product tanker segment and also marked the company’s entry in the container market.

Hitting 100

The company’s fleet expanded to 100 tankers by 2007, including VLCCs, Suezmaxes, Aframaxes, LR1s, MRs, FSOs and one FPSO.

EPS is Established

In 2013, the company was officially renamed to Eastern Pacific Shipping, with 107 vessels including containers, bulkers, PCTCs, LPG carriers, and chemical tankers under management.

Towards a Greener Future

In April 2018, EPS signed a contract to build a series of six first-ever LNG dual-fuel 15,000 TEU container ships.

This initiative demonstrates our determination to be a leader in driving the maritime industry towards gradual decarbonising and preservation of the environment for future generations.