Latsco Shipping Limited was originally established in the 1940s when the company’s founder, Captain John S. Latsis, first ventured into passenger and commercial deep-sea shipping.

Spanning over 70 years of experience in the shipping industry, the company originally operated under the name “Petrola International S.A.”. Throughout the years, the Group has operated a fleet of over 100 vessels, ranging from Ultra Large Crude Carriers (ULCCs) to dry cargo vessels.

Today, as Latsco Shipping Limited, the company operates a fleet of 27 vessels comprised of 18 product tankers and 9 gas carriers. The company is headquartered in Monaco with offices in London and Athens.

To establish ourselves as the leaders in our field, through the continuous development and improvement of the business operations, health, safety and quality standards of our growing fleet. We constantly strive to safeguard the interests of our stakeholders, driven by a compelling need to honor the vision of our founder, John S. Latsis, maintaining the ethos and passion that distinguished him as a pioneer in his field. Our journey until now forms our inspiration for the future, always ensuring we stay on the right course, enhancing his dream and enriching his legacy as the third generation takes the helm in writing the new chapter in the group’s history.

Our mission is to operate our constantly growing fleet of oil & chemical tankers and gas carriers in accordance to the highest standards of excellence in terms of performance, safety, reliability and environmental protection. Long term relationships and sustainable fleet growth form the pillar of our philosophy. Fleet renewal and expansion coupled with a balanced employment portfolio constitute the basis of our strategy, ensuring our successful performance and resilience throughout the industry’s cycles.

  • Business Excellence & Quality: We focus on business excellence, ensure the highest of standards and sustain our best-in-class status. We are results-oriented, striving to continuously improve and manage risk in a way that maintains the trust of our partners and respects our reputation and tradition.
  • Safety & Environment: We place safety at the forefront of our efforts. We passionately promote environmental preservation and sustainability by proactively ensuring we reduce our carbon footprint, while complying with safety environmental rules, regulations and industry standards.
  • Focus on Customers: We are committed to fulfilling our customers’ expectation to add value and protect their interests. We build long-term partnerships through close cooperation, engagement and our strong service culture.
  • One Team: We share one vision. We operate as one team fostering respect and inclusion. We come together sharing information, trusting and supporting each other.
  • Care for People: We put people first. We care about their well-being and we nurture a fair and just culture that promotes equal opportunities and participation. We support people to evolve through continuous learning and development.

LATSCO’s

commitment to the shipping industry

is proven through the company’s well established commercial relationships with the vast majority of oil majors and large international trading houses, providing quality services to clients. The company continues moving forward with an eye for the future, always ready to explore new and profitable business ventures. Since inception and to this day, the company remains privately-owned.

THE SHIPPING HISTORY OF LATSIS FAMILY

WEBSITE PRIVACY NOTICE

Latsco Group acknowledges and respects the importance of privacy of your personal data. This Privacy Notice outlines the principles relevant to the processing of your personal data, in compliance with applicable Personal Data Protection regulatory framework and our corporate Data Protection Policy.

Principles set out in this Privacy Notice are followed by all companies of Latsco Group. For the purpose of this notice, Latsco Group means Latsco Shipping Limited, Latsco (London) Limited, Latsco Marine Management Inc., their subsidiaries and branches, respectively. When we mention in the Website the "Company", "we", "us" or "our", we are referring to the relevant company in the Group responsible for processing your data.

Scope

This data protection statement applies to the following website:

  • www.latsco.com

Our website is an information gateway to obtain first-hand information for Latsco Group , the services offered by it, and its fleet.

We may link to third-party websites, to which different privacy statements and terms of use may apply. These are outside of our sphere of control and none of Latsco Group companies is responsible for third party websites and privacy policies.

Data Controller

Latsco Shipping Limited, a company incorporated in Bermuda with its branch office at 7 Rue du Gabian, 98000 Monaco, is the data controller within the meaning of the GDPR, and responsible for this website.

Privacy Officer

For any query or request related to the processing of your personal data you may contact our assigned Privacy Officer:

  • by sending an email at po@latsco.com, or
  • by postal mail to the attention of "Privacy Officer, Latsco Marine Marine Management Inc., 4 XENIAS Str., 145-62, Kifisia-Kefalari Greece".

Information we may collect and purpose of processing

Personal data is all information that can be attributed to a specific person (e.g., name, address, telephone number, e-mail address). You can visit and use our website services without having to register or identify yourself. However, when you use our websites services, we process certain categories of personal data either based on your consent or for the protection of our legitimate interests to ensure the functionality, security and optimisation of our website services. In all cases, the lawfulness of processing is ensured in accordance with the GDPR.

Categories of personal data

Why and how do we collect the personal data?

Legal basis for processing your personal data

Information regarding the website use

e.g. your IP address, browser type, from which website you were redirected to our website, as well as details of your operating system, date and duration of your visit and information on the use of our services, such as viewed pages, and click behaviour.

User information is collected automatically when you navigate to and on our website.

Collection of these data is required to ensure the smooth operation of our website(s) and to be able to create a good user experience. Your data will be used, processed and used as well as stored for a limited period of time and, subject to the further descriptions in this Data Protection Statement, do not allow us to infer any natural person.

Storage of your IP address is necessary to help us timely detect -and properly respond to- potential cybersecurity attacks, thus safeguarding our legitimate interest in terms of security.

We process this information based on your consent, which we ask you to provide when entering our website.

Your communications with us

For example, your name, surname, contact details, emails, and letters.

When contacting any company of Latsco Group or are contacted by any company of Latsco Group.

Communication details and data collected during the communication are deleted when no longer required. Retention period is determined per case, depending on statutory requirements that may apply.

We base the processing on our legitimate interest to process the contact request in the most satisfactory and efficient manner.

Personal and biographical information provided on your Curriculum Vitae (CV).

Name, surname, contact details and biographical information provided on your CV. CV may sometimes include photographs.

When submitting your CV through our Careers website section.

When you register your CV and Application Form, it will be made available to our Human Resources department and prospective employers in connection with the recruitment process. Personal data channelled through our online CV submission platform are processed in strict accordance with our corporate privacy and data protection policy and are kept for a maximum retention period of two (2) years, subject to any request by you for earlier deletion.

We base the processing on your documented consent, which we ask you to provide before submitting your CV through our online application form in the Careers section.

Third party processing

Personal data obtained through our website may be processed by our business partners who are committed to adhere to the strictest data privacy standards in accordance with the GDPR. Where needed, we maintain appropriate data processing agreements or terms with such partners to ensure that any personal data transfers are in compliance with GDPR requirements and based on relevant adequacy decisions of the European Commission or appropriate guarantees.

Transfer of personal data

We share your personal data with competent authorities and Latsco Group companies, following your consent and in relevance with the scope of each processing activity.

Data Security

Every effort is made to protect your personal data when you provide your information through our website. Our website has a valid trusted certificate in place and all information you provide to us is stored on secure servers. The information you transmit is encrypted using SSL technology. This is indicated by the fact that a key or lock symbol is displayed in the top address bar of your browser, which is marked with a key symbol.

Latsco Group is committed to safeguard your data integrity and confidentiality whilst at our disposal, by adopting appropriate technical and organisational security measures to prevent accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or total loss, destruction or unauthorised access by third parties as far as possible.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are automatically downloaded to your device as you browse the web. These harmless bits of text are locally stored on your device and you can easily view them or delete them. In general, Cookies may serve a variety of purposes, such as improving your site experience, providing insight on your activity and preferences, or even securing a website.

1. How we use Cookies

We only use Cookies that are strictly necessary for the operation of our website, in line with Article 5(3) of the ePrivacy Directive. Cookies used by our website are used to provide and protect our services, while providing a swift and safer browsing experience. None of the Cookies used by our website is used to identify you, monitor your preferences or for marketing purposes.

2. Types of Cookies used on our website

When you access our website, the following types of Cookies may be placed on your device:

Session Cookies: Session Cookies are temporarily stored on your device while using our Services. To provide you with core services of our website, these Cookies are absolutely necessary for the provision of the online service you requested. They become invalid once the browser session is closed. The information collected through these Cookies is not used for marketing purposes.

Technical Cookies: Technical Cookies are mandatory to navigate this website and securely access our Services, while enhancing your user experience.

3. List of Cookies used on our website

Name

Purpose

Type

Storage

Duration

showCookiesMsg

Used to store your cookie consent state for our domain.

Technical

Optional

1 month

laravel_session

Used to create a session ID for the user, so that the system itself can identify you as a unique and individual user, distinct from anyone else looking at the website.

Session

Necessary

Session

XSRF-TOKEN

Used to enhance security of our Services and prevent repeated attempts at intrusions of our Services.

Technical

Necessary

Session

4. Controlling and Opting-In and Out of Cookies

By continuing to browse our website you accept the use of Cookies marked as Necessary, as they are required in order for our website to function properly. Storage of Cookies marked as Optional is controlled by you and depends on whether you approve of our Cookie Policy or not.

You have the option to prevent the storage of Cookies on your device, but doing so may affect the ability to use our services. The procedure for managing Cookies and Cookie preferences is different for each browser. In most browsers the option to disable Cookies can be found under the Settings (or Tools) menu in Privacy options. For detailed instructions, check the support website for your browser. You can check the steps for managing cookies in your particular browser's help menu.

Complaints

If you wish to file a complaint on how we handled your personal data, you may contact our Privacy Officer who will investigate the matter. If you are not satisfied with our response or you believe we are not processing your personal data in accordance with the applicable law, you have the right to lodge a complaint to the Hellenic Data Protection Authority (http://www.dpa.gr).