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ARCO LTD Company was founded in 2008 with its headquarters at Industrial Park of Schisto, Street 2, Building Block 10, Perama and takes action in ship building industry. The executive members of the company have over 30 years of experience in shipping industry, rendering ARCO LTD among the most trustworthy companies in shipping sector.

ARCO’s main objects are general ship studies, new building and repairing projects, ship conventions and difficult industrial constructions. In general, the main services are steel & piping works, specified in treatments of various metal types such as aluminum, stainless steel, CuNiFe etc. It can also undertakes complicated projects, ‘turn-key’ and ‘all included works’ such as accommodation works (interior design and constructions) outfitting, mechanical/electrical works, hull treatment (hydro/sand blasting, cleaning, painting) etc. for all types of ships and structures.

During its operation, the company has carried out and completed significantly large scale and very important projects and has created a strong & long – term relationship with all domestic and internationally clients.

Several project has been successfully completed like ‘Hellas Liberty’ museum, which adorns Piraeus Port, the erection of two additional decks on ‘European Express’, the conversion of the ships ‘Ionian Star’, ‘Theofilos’, ‘Taxiarchis’, the repair of damaged bow of ‘Colossus’ and more other ships. ARCO LTD is exclusively collaborating with ship cruise company ‘Celestyal Cruises’, takes over and completes all repair works in the whole fleet of the company. Also, during the past, the company has completed the conversions of ships ‘Celestyal Crystal’ (you can find more info at You-Tube: The Crystal Project), ‘Celestyal Olympia’, and furthermore of the ships ‘Thomson Spirit’, ‘Thomson Celebration’ and ‘Thomson Dream’ from Thomson Company and Columbia Cruise Services. In the sector of luxury yachts, ARCO LTD, due to high quality and standards that wants to represent, has completed with success the building of luxury yacht ‘RM Elegant’ and has been involved in other projects of conversions, such as ‘Extravagant’, ‘Let it Be’ and ‘Idefix’.

With Strategy and Goal the respect of the naval techniques & tradition and the safety of the works, the company is certified by the strictest global organizations. The company’s specialized manpower and the technical procedures are certified by globally known organizations like: RINA and Lloyds Register. Additionally, the company applies Quality System ΕΝ ΙSO 9001: 2015 (Quality Management System Standard), ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental
Management System Standard) και 18001:2007 (Occupational Health & Safety Standard) certified by ABS Quality Evaluations. ARCO can also provide Ship Repairers Liability Insurance up to the amount of 2.000.000 €.

Antonis Athanasopoulos
CEO

Athanasopoulos

Antonis Athanasopoulos worked in the Hellenic Shipyard of Skaramagas from 1970 to 1978. From 1978, he worked as a lead technician in various ship repair companies as well as a technical advisor in shipping companies.

In 1989, he set up the ship repair company, KARABAGIAS – ATHANASOPOULOS LTD, which was renamed MEGATECHNICA Ltd in 1993, after purchasing the shipyard of Kastrinos in Perama.

In 1998, after leaving MEGATECHNICA Ltd, he joined in NEODOHOS Ltd as the main shareholder and manager which is still in operation. At the same time, he has been one of the main shareholders and managers of the ARCO Ltd since 2008.

Ilias Athanasopoulos
General Manager

Athanasopoulos

Ilias Athanasopoulos graduated from the Naval Architecture Department of the Technical Institute of Athens in 2004. He continued his undergraduate studies in naval architecture graduating with an A-class degree from Newcastle University, in 2008.

Finally, in 2009, he completed his studies with an MSc degree where he also excelled. While studying, he worked as a naval architect in NEODOHOS Ltd from 1998 to 2008, undertaking various projects and ship studies.

Furthermore, in 2002 he worked in the Hellenic Shipyard as part of his first undergraduate degree. From 2008, he has been one of the main shareholder and manager of ARCO Ltd.

Dimitrios Poulos
Technical Manager

Athanasopoulos

Dimitrios Poulos studied in the Merchant Navy School of secondary education from 1971 to 1974, and at the same time was working, until 1975, in the shipping company HANDRIS, where he was involved in various ship repair and conversion works such as C/R ELLINIS, C/R BRETANIS etc.

From 1979 to 1983 worked as a technician in a company constructing air-condition units and similar constructions such as roller mill etc. Following that, he worked in various ship repair companies based in the ship repair zone of Perama until 1988. At the same time he worked as a technical advisor in the Regent Cruise shipping company.

From 1988 to 2008, he was a production manager in NEODOHOS Ltd. In 2008, he was one of the co-founder and shareholder of ARCO Ltd till now.