Professional Shipmanagement Services Since 1970
Ireland - UK - Netherlands - Greece - Cyprus

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From small beginnings to a world wide marine services provider:
Lee Shipping Company or "Leeships" began life as an Irish based European ship management company in 1970 and has evolved over time into a modern day one-stop shop for ship owners seeking professional open book solutions from a professional team providing high-quality cost-effective services. Modern-day ship management is as much financial as it is technical and at Leeships the shipowner may enjoy the knowledge that each vessel has a dedicated account number where funds are deposited and utilized in line with agreed budgets ensuring clear oversight and transparency over the movement of funds. In short, Leeships puts the shipowner back in control of his or her money.

The company has experience in vessels ranging from chemical tankers and crude carriers to offshore vessels, containerships and small coasters, operating world wide with all types of cargoes, including IMO, INF, heavy lift, project and bulk cargoes. Leeships has management hubs in Ireland - UK - Netherlands - Greece - Cyprus with world wide representation provided by a pool of field engineers, surveyors and maritime experts. For an updated list of vessels managed by Leeships please contact Ms Maya Lamour - Operations Department - Leeships or complete the "contact us" form.

Leeships - Shipmanagement and Protection for Shipowners and Investors

The Leeships technical department offers full shipmanagement, technical support, owners representation and support services in tailor made packages designed to protect the interests of shipowners and investors. Under this division the team provide the following: 

  • Technical Management, full and part management of vessels and offshore installations
  • Technical and Marine Survey of vessels
  • Establishing, implementation and survey in companies and on vessels of ISM, ISPS and MLC 2006.
  • Crew Management, crew training, contract and short term (delivery crew) services.
  • Accounting
  • Consulting
  • Purchasing, supply and installation services
  • Repairs and drydock supervision
  • Ship reactivation 
  • Vessel take over/delivery voyages and end of life voyages

    Our experienced superintendents and shore staff have years of experience in Ship Management allowing us to offer clients maximized safety, operational and budgetary performance. 
     Leeships can also provide a wide range of crewing solutions for vessels since we have more than 500 seafarers in our database. For any enquiries please contact us.  

Technical Management Services

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Inspection & Survey Services

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Repairs & Refit Supervision Services

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Ship valuation services

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Salvage & Recycling Services

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Expert Witness Services

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Vessel Lay-up Services

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Vessel & Office Based Audits

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Qualified Ship Managers
Leeships core business is the management of commercial seagoing vessels.

The company is qualified for management of:
  • Crude oil tankers
  • Chemical and gas tankers
  • Passenger ferries and Ro-Ro Ships
  • Cruise Ships
  • Super yachts
  • Bulk Carrier ships
  • Container ships
  • General cargo ships
  • Offshore vessels
  • Energy projects

The company has implemented solid and reliable shipboard systems and has also developed an inhouse International Safety Management System can be added to Leeships own ISM and certified by relevant Flag Authority or IACS Class Society.
Leetankers - Leeships Tanker Management Services

Leeships Tanker Management Services division was registered as Lee Shipping (Tanker) Corporation Ltd and marketed as Lee Tankers in 2010. The company was created at the specific request of a client who required a dedicated tanker Management Services company specifically to manage their fleet of aframax (crude) tankers and chemical tankers. Leetankers started by taking over 2 Aframax tankers of 100,000mts. In 2014 the client announced their intention to build 2 + 2 newbuilding Medium Range Chemical Tankers under the supervision and care of Lee Tankers.

Lee Tankers has since managed crude, chemical, gas and LPG tankers for private clients, listed companies and financial institutions. At various times Lee Tankers has co-invested in or acted as the protecting/nominee owner in the tanker market. Lee Tankers offers specialized tanker technical management, vetting and quality management, purchasing and crewing. Our services are managed with the best expertise as we aim to meet our clients requirements in the ever changing energy markets.

Lee Tankers - Objectives:
  • To ensure prompt quality services delivery at all times.
  • To ensure that only experienced, qualified and competent personnel are engaged to deliver quality services to our customers.
  • To ensure that the company employs the most cost effective and efficient technology to deliver customer requirements and achieve stakeholder’s satisfaction consistently.
  • To ensure continued profitability and increased customer base.
  • To operate in a safe and conducive business environment.
  • To maximize the company’s core competencies.

Lee Shipping (Tanker) Corporation Ltd - is marketed as Lee Tankers

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Leeships Equipment Services division was formed to meet client demand for professional support in the equipment testing, surveying, supply and disposal of equipment and machinery both afloat and ashore. Reliable and up to date equipment plays a key part to the safety of personnel and reliable equipment support is considered as critical n the shipping and logistics industry. It is of prime importance for clients to understand if recently-repaired or newly acquired equipment is in good working condition before putting it for use. Equipment covered by Leeships Equipment Services division includes:

  • Port cranes and vessel (ship) cranes and lifting equipment.
  • Load and stress testing.
  • Cargo handling equipment and lashings.
  • Propulsion plants and installations.
  • Generators and auxiliary equipment.
  • Electrical and pumping systems.
  • Safety and emergency equipment. 

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Leeport Services - Energy and Offshore Services
Leeships  joint venture with Seaport International Offshore. 
Leeport Services was created in 2020 under a tripartite agreement with Seaport International Ltd (an offshore ship owner with 35 specialized offshore vessels) and Windward Energy Services under the jointly named brand Leeport.

Leeport supports a range of offshore operations. Vessels operated range from the workhorses of the industry such as Ocean Tugs and Offshore Barges to AHTS and PSVS which support deep water operations, as well as sophisticated Saturation Dive Support Vessels. Our partner companies also operate vessels dedicated to specialized operations. These include AHTS, ATS, ASD Tug, Offshore Ballastable Barges, and Offshore Wind Support and Installation Vessels. Leeport International and its pool partners beleive that the welfare of the people working for us and with us is paramount and we aim for an incident-free workplace. Every day. Everywhere. We comply with and, where practical, exceed our legal duties concerning health and safety. We maintain effective health and safety management plans – these are crucial in preventing injury and ill health. More details of our group company policies can be found elsewhere on this website.

Photographic accounts of projects undertaken by Leeport are located in the gallery section of this website.
Leeships - Special Projects

Leeships Specialized Projects Division was established in 2006 to handle unusual, challenging and often time limiting projects which to dated have included:

1. Fitting a nitrogen plant to a tanker
2. Converting roro vessels to livestock carriers
3. Converting container vessels to livestock carriers
4. Converting am MPP to a gantry fitted self discharger
5. Recommissioning of laid up/damaged vessels
6. Yacht conversions and refits

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"Over half a century managing marine assets"

1970s - Lee Shipping Ltd
Lee Shipping Ltd was formed in 1970 to manage 2 small general cargo ships trading between the UK and Ireland until the mid-1980s. The company took its name from the mighty river Lee that rises in the Shehy Mountains and flows through the great merchant city of Cork and out to sea via Cork Harbour, the second largest natural harbour in the world. Many great mariners sailed from this river and it is in their honour that the company took its name.

1980s - Lee Shipping Company Limited
Lee Shipping Company was created to build on the existing skills of its founders and by the late 1980's it was clear that an increasing demand for reliable ship management services.

1990s - Lee Shipping Company Limited
By the mid-1990s Lee Shipping Company Limited grew to manage a fleet of 10 vessels ranging from general cargo ships to feeder container and MPP (Multi Purpose type vessels). As the fleet grew Lee Shipping Company began to diversify and managed ro-ro vessels and passenger ships (car and night ferries).

2000s - Lee Shipping Company (Shipmanagement) Ltd
Lee Shipping Company went through a period of further diversification in the 2000s, as well as ship management Lee Shipping Company handled the management of PSC (Port State Control) services for State-owned ports. By the mid-2000s, Lee Shipping Company was also managing dredgers and developing a consultancy business which covered everything from converting vessels to managing the re-engining of fast craft (fast ferries) at shipyards in Norway. By 2012 Lee Shipping Company were supervising the building of new MPP/container vessels in European shipyards for European ship owners.

2010 - Leeships Tanker Management Services - Lee Shipping (Tanker) Corporation Ltd - Lee Tankers
Lee Shipping (Tanker) Corporation Ltd was formed in 2010 to offer Tanker Management Services and specifically to manage aframax tankers and chemical tankers .

2020 - Leeport International Limited - Energy and Offshore Services
Leeport International Limited was created under a tripartite agreement with Leeships partnering with Seaport International Ltd (an offshore ship owner with 35 specialized offshore vessels) and Windward Energy Services (an international energy provider and subsidiary of Scott and English Energy Group). This newly formed entity was created to service offshore exploration and renewable energy projects world wide.

Today - Leeships Group
Lee Shipping Company has grown from a small ship management company into a group of companies and partners offering a one-stop shop for shipowners marketed under the collective brand of LEESHIPS. In 2015 an MOU was signed with an established ship management team based in Cyprus and Singapore, agreeing to the terms of a merger which added additional skills in tanker management, conversions, and refits. For a comprehensive list of references and an updated fleet list please contact Leeships directly.

Leeships - Our Logo
The Leeships logo (above) depicts a commercial ship on an even keel cutting through the deep blue ocean, an image that is intended to portray Leeships policy of trying to ensure that vessels under their management sail steadily and reliably while the shipowner rests soundly and with peace of mind ashore.
  • LEESHIPS - Administration and Enquiries - London Office - No. 20-22 Wenlock Road, London N1 7GU, England
  • LEESHIPS has satellite offices in the UK, Ireland, Greece, Cyprus and The Netherlands. Please ensure your email is directed to the relevant office.