Melina Travlos First-ever Female To Lead Union of Greek Shipowners


  • The Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) has elected its first female president in its 106-year history.
  • Melina Travlos, who runs vehicle carrier owner and operator Neptune Lines as well as a dry bulk outfit, Neptune Dry Management.
  • She will succeed outgoing president Theodore Veniamis, who has been at the helm for 13 years.

A recent news article published in the Splash 247 written by Adis  Ajdin states that Melina Travlos becomes first woman president of the Union of Greek Shipowners.

Short Bio of Melina Travlos

Travlos has been the union’s board member for 15 years and is currently one of the two secretaries. In total, 30 board members were elected from 42 candidates for a three-year term. Michael D Chandris and Antonios Thomas Lemos were elected vice presidents.

The news comes just over two months after the German Shipowners’ Association (VDR) appointed Gaby Bornheim as the first female president since the association’s founding in 1907.

Who found the Neptune Lines?

Neptune Lines was founded by Travlos’ father, Nikos, in 1975, and today operates a fleet of 18 pure car and truck carrier vessels. She also founded Neptune Dry five years ago, which has a fleet of five bulkers.

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Source: Splash247