The roots of EPS lie in the enterprise established by the late global shipowner Sammy Ofer, KBE (1922 - 2011).
Sammy's younger son, Idan Ofer, started managing his first vessel, a 36.237-DWT tanker, Larissa.
In September 1989, Tanker Pacific Management 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.
The Company's first new building, VLGC Baltic Flame, was the first VLGC ever contracted at HHI.
Through the 1990s, several Aframaxes were ordered from prominent yards in the Far East.
In addition, the company entered the FSO and FPSO market by converting existing vessels under ownership.
This era saw the company not only grow in the Crude Tanker segment, but also in the product tanker and container markets.
The company fleet expanded to 100 tankers by 2007, including VLCCs, Suezmaxes, Aframaxes, LR1s, MRs, FSOs, and FPSOs.
In 2013, the company was officially renamed to Eastern Pacific Shipping. With 107 vessels inclluding containers, bulkers, PCTCs, LPG carriers, and chemical tankers under management.
In April 2018, EPS signed a contract to build a series of six LNG dual-fuel 15,000 TEU container ships. This initiative demonstrates our commitment towards the preservation of the environment for future generations.
The anniversary marks a year of milestones for EPS, including:
- Complete renovation of our Millenia Tower headquarters.
- Launch of EPS start-up accelerator program.
- Realisation of a young, dynamic and diverse fleet of over 14,000,000 DWT
- Company of the Year APAC, Lloyds List.
- Ship Operator of the Year, Shiptek 2019.
- Transportation and Logistics In-house Legal Team of the Year; ALB SE Asia.