Danaos Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates containerships in Australia, Asia, Europe, and the United States. The company offers seaborne transportation services, such as chartering its vessels to liner companies. As of February 28, 2022, it had a fleet of 71 containerships aggregating 436,589 twenty-foot equivalent units in capacity. The company was formerly known as Danaos Holdings Limited and changed its name to Danaos Corporation in October 2005. Danaos Corporation was founded in 1963 and is based in Piraeus, Greece.


Danaos was incorporated in the UAE in the year 1999. Its vessels on hand and portfolio yielded the highest net earnings of its history in 2019. The company's strategic efforts and technology-driven initiatives has resulted in long-term customer relationships and a competitive edge in the industry.

Danaos’ mission is to become the industry leader in the global investments and operations of containerships, providing maximized returns and value to our stakeholders.

Our goal is to be the best worldwide fleet and chartering services provider to our clients. Additionally, we envision to become the preferred choice for our customers, the preferred employer for our people and the preferred investment for the stakeholders.

Key Team

Mr. Dimitris Vastarouchas (Deputy Chief Operating Officer)

Recognition and Awards
Throughout the years, Danaos has been awarded ‘Best Charterer’, ‘Best Containership Operator’, among other awards from many of the leading maritime industry organizations.

Leadership team

Dr. John Coustas (Chairman, Pres & CEO)

Mr. Iraklis Prokopakis (Sr. VP, COO, Treasurer & Director)

Mr. Evangelos Chatzis (CFO & Sec.)

Products/ Services
Piraeus, Attiki, Greece
Company Registration
SEC CIK number: 0001369241
Net Income
500M - 1B
500M - 1B
Traded as
Fri Feb 23 2024

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