What We Do?

We provide transport of dry bulk commodities at sea. Our mission is to provide our customers with distinctly reliable seaborne transportation services, and our principals with best-in-class ship management services. 


Why Choose Us? 

Our business rationale comprises a customer centric approach and a high standard of excellence. We closely monitor technological developments and invest our principal’s funds where it makes the most sense for our customers; we operate today some of the best-of-breed vessels on the water. 

How We Think?

We operate in a very competitive environment where pricing is determined by global market forces independently of any one market participant. We strive to deliver superior services at a superior overall transport cost and wish to become our customers’ preferred service provider.

Our Customers: 

We work with some of the world’s largest trading houses and world-class vessel operators. We very much value these relationships and are constantly seeking to improve and adjust our services to best suit their evolving needs.


Over the years, IHS has developed a fully-fledged ship management operation, which encompasses a lean core team of highly experienced individuals that operate out of its headquarters in Athens, Greece.


Our on-shore staff is complemented by rigorously selected crews on-board managed vessels and dedicated ad hoc site teams deployed at various new building project locations.

In order to maintain our high standards, we annually engage external professional consultants to audit compliance with our comprehensive management

systems and robust set of organizational processes that reach beyond the minimum requirements set by the International Safety Management Code.

Our organizational design and business process model have been developed in cooperation with a global consulting firm lending credibility to the quality of our business processes.


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Who works for us?

Altogether we make up a team of 102 engaged employees both on-shore and on-board managed vessels, which collectively drive our organization forward.

Key People



Themistocles Petrakis – Chief Executive Officer 

Themistocles Petrakis is the Chief Executive Officer of Iason Hellenic Shipping Co Ltd and the Chief Executive Officer of Iason Maritime Holdings Inc. He previously led for 13 years the commercial division of Iason Hellenic Shipping Co. Ltd and was responsible for the company's business development. During that time he also served as Managing Director of Kemika Tankers Management Inc. while in his early days worked as a competitive broker for V.Ships Commercial in London. 

He is a member of the Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs (SIG) and the Hellenic Advisory Committee of RINA SpA. 

Themistocles Petrakis earned his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with Business Finance from University College London (UCL), received his professional accreditation from the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) and completed his postgraduate studies in Business Administration and Management at Harvard Business School (HBS). 


Anna Henriksson – Chief Financial Officer 

Anna Henriksson is the Chief Financial Officer of Iason Hellenic Shipping Co. Ltd and the Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer of Iason Maritime Holdings Inc. Since 2022 she is leading the financial division of Iason Hellenic Shipping Co. Ltd after having served as the group financial controller since 2016. 

She is a chartered accountant with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in the UK and draws her experience from her long tenure as audit principal at Deloitte. At Deloitte she managed audit engagements for a wide array of companies in various industries, including SEC registered shipping companies, multinational engagements as well as companies listed on the Athens stock exchange. During her time with Deloitte she was also active in facilitating in-house as well as international training courses.  

Anna Henriksson earned her Bachelor’s degree in Science from the American College of Greece – Deree College. 


Theodosios Vareltzis - Chief Operating Officer 

Theodosios Vareltzis is the Chief Operating Officer of Iason Hellenic Shipping Co. Ltd. and the Secretary/Officer of Iason Maritime Holdings Inc. He previously led the Technical Department of Iason Hellenic Shipping Co. Ltd from 2017 until 2022 while in the past had worked for a number of renowned ship-management companies in the dry bulk, container and chemical tanker sectors. He served as Technical Manager since 2009. 

In his early days he gained experience by sailing with bulk carrier and reefer vessels while he also participated in major modifications of reefer vessels and later in the construction of new building vessels at major shipyards of Japan, South Korea, and China. 

He is a member of the Technical Committees of Registro Italiano Navale (RINA), Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK) and Bureau Veritas (BV) as well as a long-standing member of MARTECMA.  

Theodosios Vareltzis earned his Bachelor’s degree (BEng) in Mechanical Engineering and later his Master’s degree (MSc) in Marine Engineering from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne.