Maritime Company of Lesvos

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Maritime Company of Lesvos S.A.
Industry Shipping
Founded 1972.[1]
Headquarters Mytilene, Greece
Area served Aegean Sea
Services Passenger transportation
Freight transportation
Website www.nel.gr
Aeolos Kenteris II

NEL LINES (Greek: Ναυτιλιακή Εταιρία Λέσβου, Naftiliaki Eteria Lesvou) was established in 1972, as a company of popular base with shareholders the residents of Lesvos island and primary aim the purchase of a liner vessel for the Mitilini-Chios-Piraeus route. Since then, the company has expanded, serving most of the Aegean sea destinations.

More specifically, with high-speed and conventional passenger-ferry boats executes intra-Cyladic itineraries connecting Syra and Lavrion with Eastern, Central and Western Cyclades, Lavrion with Psara and Mesta of Chios, Heraklion and Rethimno with Santorini and Thessaloniki and Volos with the Sporades complex.

With passenger-ferry boats NEL LINES also executes itineraries between Piraeus, Chios and Mitilini and connects the islands of Northern Aegean with Thessaloniki, Kavala and Lavrion.

Today, under new administration and developmental policy, the fleet of NEL Lines consists of conventional passenger-ferry boats, high-speed passenger- ferry boats and Ro-Ro vessels which fully comply with the International Code of Safety Management (ISM CODE).

NEL LINES renews its fleet and shapes policies that aim in the improvement of the conditions of tourist traffic and the satisfaction and facilitation of its customers.

Fleet[edit]

RO/RO Passenger Ships[edit]

Ship name Flag Year IMO GRT Length Width Passengers Vessels Speed Routes
Mytilene Greece 1973 7332672 10.737 GT 138,3 m 22,4 m 1.730 225 20 Out of Service
European Express Cyprus 1974 7355272 15.074 159,5 m 21,5 m 1.000 350 23 Piraeus - Syros - Eydilos - Ag. Kirikos - Fourni -Karlovasi - Vathy
Ionian Sky Cyprus 1974 7377567 19.539 GT 164 m 24 m 1.090 600 22 Out of Service
Theofilos Greece 1975 7362108 13.572 GT 149,4 m 23,5 m 1.660 433 18 Thessaloniki - Limnos - Mytilene - Chios - Vathy
Kavala - Limnos - Mytilene - Chios - Vathy
Kavala - Limnos - Mytilene - Chios - Karlovasi - Ag. Kirikos
Taxiarchis Greece 1976 7431090 5.088 GT 135,8 m 20,6 m 591 392 18 Lavrio - Psara - Ag. Efstratios - Limnos - Kavala
Aqua Jewel Greece 2002 8976671 3.040 GT 108 m 16,6 m 1.675 175 18,5 Syros - Tinos - Andros

Syros - Kythnos - Kea - Lavrio Syros - Paros - Serifos - Sifnos - Kimolos - Milos

Alkioni Greece 1994 9106211 5.108 GT 99,8 m 19.98 m 1.125 173 35 Out of Service
Aqua Maria Greece 1975 7419626 3.484 GT 101,3 m 18 m 592 230 17,5 Lavrio - Psara - Mesta
Aqua Spirit Greece 2000 9212450 2.679 GT 75 m 15 m 400 60 17 Syros - Paros - Naxos - Ios - Sikinos - Folegandros - Kimolos Milos
Syros - Paros - Naxos - Folegandros - Sikinos - Ios - Thirasia - Thira - Anafi
Syros - Paros - Naxos - Donousa - Aigiali - Katapola - Koufonisi - Sxoinousa - Hrakleia - Naxos

Highspeed Ships[edit]

Ship name Flag Year IMO GRT Length Width Passengers Vessels Speed
Aiolos Kenteris Greece 2001 9244350 11.705 GT 140 m 21,8 m 1.742 442 40
Aiolos Kenteris I Greece 2000 9210103 3.536 GT 112,2 m 15,7 m 1.000 210 36
Aiolos Kenteris II Greece 2001 9234757 5.364 GT 112,2 m 15,7 m 854 190 36

Ships on charter to Inter Lines[edit]

Ship name Flag Year IMO GRT Passengers Speed Vessels
Panagia Thalassini Malta 1996 9127643 4.934 GT 574 36 148
Panagia Parou Malta 1996 9108049 4.934 GT 574 36 148

Ferries[edit]

Ship name Flag Year IMO GRT Passengers Speed
Konstantinos G Greece 1977 8329919 997 947 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ NEL Lines "Our Company", accessed 30 March 2011