ANASTASIOS A. MARASLIS (BRIEF PROFILE)
Mr. Maraslis is a self-made entrepreneur, 56 years old, married with three children 17, 13 and 8. Mr. Maraslis has 30 years experience in the Shipping Industry and particularly in the fields of Marine Insurance, Ship Management, Ship Finance, Maritime logistics and International Trade.
Lloyd’s List, Trade Winds, Baltic Exchange and other International Maritime Newspapers and Shipping Magazines have published articles about Mr.Maraslis successful entrepreneurship and international co operations. He combines an in-depth knowledge of the shipping industry with the comprehensive understanding of the clients needs.
Mr. Maraslis was an Underwriter for CIGNA HELLAS responsible for Middle East, Africa, Greece and Cyprus regions and client accounts such as: Ciba-Geigy, Archirodon, Odon & Odostromaton, J&P Group, Arabian Helicopters, ARAMCO, and others.
Mr. Maraslis worked successfully as Marine Insurance Broker and Insurance Agent in co operation with Lloyd’s of London and large Insurance Groups in the shipping hub of Akti Miaouli. He was soon awarded several business acknowledgments, high repute, and recognition. This period Mr. Maraslis established himself as a trusted and well versed Marine Insurance professional in the Greek Shipping community. In 1987, Mr. Maraslis was tribunalised by Lloyd’s of London and he became Lloyd’s correspondent.
1991 - UNTIL TODAY
Mr. Maraslis the year 1991 founded Marasco Marine Ltd, a specialist International Marine Insurance independent Broking firm which, offers Marine Insurance Consultancy, Claims & Risk Management services, to its world wide shipping clientele. Mr. Maraslis is at the company’s helm, controlling the majority of company’s shares and the company’s Presidency until today. Marasco Marine Ltd works closely together with all Marine Insurance syndicates at Lloyd’s, as well as other reliable first class U.K, European, China, Singapore and Middle East insurance companies, for securing its esteemed shipping clientele’s insurable interests and risks with tailor made insurance policies. Mr Maraslis and Marasco Marine Ltd’s team have a combined experience over a century in managing marine risks and undertake to establish, on consultancy basis, the Proximate Cause of any marine claim for an efficient, quick reimbursement.
Marasco Marine Ltd’s Board of Advisors is comprised by Technical experts, Naval architects, Marine engineers, Surveyors, Average Adjusters and Shipping lawyers.
The company’s web site is; www.marasco-marine.com
1997 – UNTIL TODAY
Mr. Maraslis in October 1997 founded Shipowners Trust International Corporation jointly with USA investors – partners with offices in Greece and U.S.A.
S.T.I.C (for short) was structured as a buying consortium with a mission to assist small and medium size shipowners in cutting their costs – clients were shipowners and shipmanagers who were lacking bargaining power due to their small number of vessels – S.T.I.C’s consortium membership base was initially formed by prestigious and well known members like the late Mr. Mark Scoufalos of Union Commercial and Mr. Pateras of Leandros Shipping. S.T.I.C provided its members (shipowners/ shipmanagers) economies of scale offering discounted shipping services and products, insuring its vendors for a member’s payment default.
In August 2004 – when the freight market had fully recovered – the USA partners’ liquefied profitably their shares and thus Mr. Maraslis acquired the 100% of the company’s shares and its total control. Since 2004 until today, Messrs. Shipowners Trust International Corporation is active in Ship’s Commercial Management of dry bulk cargo vessels, ranging from 25k dwt up to Cape size, in trading, ship broking and chartering.
Shipowners Trust International Corporation’s clientele is comprised of international companies such as Mitsui, Daewoo, Alpine International, Potash Corp., Radiant, Urakali, China Shenhua Energy Company Limited, Zijin Mining Group Company Limited, Arrium Mining, Atlas Iron, Bunge and keeps on opening up new partnerships with reliable and well off international Coal, Iron Ore, Grains producing-exporting companies.
The company’s web site is: www.eshipownerstrust.com