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May 17, 2019

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Hulls have acquired 50% of the Greek Vernicos Tugs & Salvage

Constituted the Vernicos Hulls that a fleet of 14 tugs that operate mainly in the area of the Pireo, but also to Salonicco and in other Greek ports has

The society of Italian navigation Hulls has acquired 50% of the share capital of the Greek Vernicos Tugs & Salvage. The operation has carried to the constitution of the new Vernicos society Hulls that a fleet of 14 tugs that operate mainly in the area of the Pireo, but also to Salonicco and in other Greek ports has. Vernicos Hulls is also part of MedTugs, the greatest Greek consortium in the harbor tug and the rescues, than work with a fleet of 40 tugs.

Hulls Society of Navigazione and Vernicos Tugs & Salvage have emphasized that from the partnership of two historical European societies, that they have a long familiar tradition in the field of the towing, one of the main companies of towing is being born that operate in Greece. Moreover these joint venture coincides also with a passage of deliveries between generations: the guide of the company is time in the hands of Dimitris Vernicos and Paolo Visco, respective president and vice-president of Vernicos Scafi.

Also it is evidenced that Hulls, between the Italian leaders in the field of the harbor tug with activity in the ports of La Spezia, Gioia Tauro and Savona-Go respective through Reunited Tugs Spezzini, Con.Tug and Carmelo Noli, with the decision to equally invest in a large Greek company manifest confidence regarding Greece in a moment in which the country it needs tangible investments. "This initiative - it is found - demonstrates that the Greek marine transport remains a powerful towing for the national economy of the country, in a position to attracting meaningful foreign investments".

Scafi and Vernicos have specified that "the decisive role in the attainment of this agreement has been a common land of shared values, passion and competence in the within of the towing" and that "the society will continue to maintain a conduction of familiar type, trying to improve the quality of its services, being shared the know-how-how and the best practice".

The president of Vernicos, Dimitris Vernikos, has declared "much satisfying of the reached agreement, thanks to which - it has explained - a new modern society emerges, Vernicos Hulls, that it has in front of himself a future diamond. The fact is very rewarding that Vernicos is chosen to European level from the Hulls as investment. Today, I receive with great pleasure the new Italian friends and partner and absolutely are convinced that we have much to make together. Moreover - it has added Vernikos - I would want to emphasize once again that Vernicos Hulls is trusted the Med Tugs consortium totally, of which will continue to being an active and dynamic member".

Also Paolo Visco, managing director of the Hulls, has full express satisfaction for the positive conclusion of the agreement between the two parts, whose last objective was the creation of a new dynamic society: "here to the Hulls - it has asserted - we are many happy contents and in order to have reached common objectives with an historical company in Europe as Vernicos. We are very enthusiastic of this new adventure and are sure that with our partner Greek we will develop to a common distance of increase and pr0sperity through a company in a position to offering services of high level".

Hulls Society of Spa Navigation are founded in 1975 by Salvatore Cafiero and today it is between the main Italian companies in the field of the harbor tug. The group is currently operating in four Countries through its controlled: Italy (in the ports of La Spezia, Savona-Go and Gioia Tauro), Croatia (Rijeka, Plomin, Pula and Zadar), Morocco (new port of Safi) and now in Greece (Pireo and Salonicco). The harbor tug is the main activity of the group Hulls that supply also services of offshore rescue and. The group offers to specific services and made-to-measure for ports and terminal various, comprised container, GNL and oil and gas. The Group Hulls possess beyond 30 tugs of last generation, of which about 20 they are ASD. The group employs some 200 people directly.

Vernicos Tugs & Salvage are founded to Constantinople towards the half of the XIX century under the name of "BOSFORO" by Emmanuel N. Vernikos (1835-1915) of Sifnos. The its first activity has been that of the transport of people and barrels of oil on one side to the other of the Bosforo with rowing boats and sailing boats. The son of Emmanuel, Nicolas E. Vernikos (1869-1947) has conferred to the society its current name. In its new ones he dresses has begun to operate with steam tugs able to offer towing services on the ships that crossed the Bosforo. After the first world war Nicolas E. Vernikos has founded a new company with center to Pireo, but the fleet of Vernicos entirely is sunk during the second world war. Ciononostante the company newly has grown with the aid of the four sons of Nicholas, Emmanuel (1901-1947), Dimitris (1907-1996), Constantinos (1920-1984) and Alexandros (1916-1991) and has become a leader in the towing and aid during the years of the post-war period, a supremacy that still maintains.

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