Maritime Company of Lesvos

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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


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.

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 1.300 225 20

Out of service

European Express Cyprus 1974 7355272 15.074 GT 159,5 m 21,5 m 1.070 350 23 Out of Service
Theofilos Greece 1975 7362108 13.572 GT 149,4 m 23,5 m 1.300 433 18 Out of Service
Taxiarchis Greece 1976 7431090 5.088 GT 135,8 m 20,6 m 750 392 18 Out of Service

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 Parou Malta 1996 9108049 4.934 GT 574 36 148


References[edit]

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