Fortius was founded in 1991, under the name S. Frangoulis (Ship Management) Ltd., but was renamed Fortius Ship Management Ltd in January 2018, in order to further solidify its branding. Although Fortius exists in its current legal form since 1991, it initially sprouted through the shipping havoc of the early eighties. Since then, through numerous changes and continuous growth, Fortius has been established as a well-respected ship management company and managed numerous ships of many sizes. In 2010, Fortius made its debut in the Newbuilding vessel sector, through the successful delivery of M/V Mercurius by SPP Shipbuilding in South Korea, followed by M/V Sirius in 2011, whereas in 2015, Fortius took delivery of its first newbuilding in Japan, through the successful delivery of M/V Centurius by Shin Kurushima Dockyard.
Fortius specializes in handysize and supramax bulk carrier vessels, the most versatile and all around type of dry bulk cargo vessel. In utilizing these ships, Fortius provides reliable shipping services to its Charterers, whether on a short or long term basis, and has, hence, succeeded in building long-standing business relationships. During its history, Fortius has consistently offered top quality services to its customers, the shipowners, including: Chartering, Sale & Purchase, Ships Operation, Technical Management, Newbuilding Construction Supervision, Quality Assurance, Crewing and Accounting.