History

History

40s

Fratelli d'Amico Armatori was founded by Massimino Ciro d'Amico and his first son Giuseppe.

50s

In the following years additional Liberty Type carriers are bought and the fleet reaches the number of 20 units.
In the early 50s the seven d'Amico brothers agree a separation and two independent Companies are founded:
Ciro, Salvatore and Antonio start "d'Amico Società di Navigazione" and Giuseppe, Oronzo, Vittorio, Carlo join forces in "Fratelli d'Amico Armatori" and they challenge the maritime transportation's evolution by ordering the first two "supertankers" to be built by Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico in Trieste.

60s to 90s

Giuseppe's ability to foresee the future needs of the telecommunication industry will enable him to study and realize the cable layer "Salernum" which is built by Navalmeccanica Shipyard in Castellamare di Stabia.
During the 50s and the 60s, also supported by governmental incentives, 8 reefers and 6 bulk carriers are built at Italcantieri and Cantieri del Tirreno.
Unfortunately the big crisis of the 70s and 80s sees a reduction of the fleet allowing the Company to survive prudentially monitoring the market opportunities which will lead in the early 90s to the acquisition of the it's first double hull Aframax tanker, the "Mare Dorico", previously owned by the state company Almare, later followed by two sister vessels the "Scorpius" and the "Leonis".

2003 to 2011

The Aframax sector was further developed with a program of seven modern last generation ships, two of which of LRII Type, all built in Japan at Mitsui Engineering Shipyards, delivered between 2003 and 2009. Furthermore, in 2009 and 2011 the Company took delivery of three Suezmax New Buildings built at Samsung Heavy Industry.

Today

Today the fleets consists in a total of 6 vessels, two LR2s, one Aframax and three Suexmax tankers.