One of the oldest Greek shipping company and Pateras family-owned Aegeus Shipping sold 1995 built handymax dry bulk carrier 44K DWT (ex MV United Purpose) for around $3 million.
Pateras family-owned Aegeus Shipping bought MV United Stars (ex MV United Purpose) for around $13 million in 2003. Aegeus Shipping controlled MV United Stars (ex MV United Purpose) during boom years in the dry bulk market. Aegeus Shipping has left with 2006 built supramax dry bulk carrier 53K DWT MV Marine Stars. After the sale of MV Marine Stars, Aegeus Shipping will be controlling no vessels.