What is the International Propeller Club Of The United States?

The idea was conceived in New York, in 1922, by a group of professionals engaged in the merchant marine industry who gathered frequently at luncheons to discuss mutual issues and the future of shipping.

These meetings gradually developed into the Propeller Club of the United States, which aims to the promotion and furtherance of the American merchant marine and international shipping in general, as a symbol of mankind’s efforts to ring for a better world through commerce and industry.

Propeller” in the name refers to the propulsion of ships, and is symbolic of the driving force required to achieve the Club’s objectives. Today there is a Propeller Club in almost every sea and inland port in the United States, as well as in 33 cities throughout the world. The Propeller Club’s world headquarters is located in Fairfax, Virginia.

When was the International Propeller Club Port Of Piraeus Founded and what are its objectives?


International Propeller Club of the United States was founded in N. York in 1922, has now 8.000 members in 52 cities and 4 Student Clubs globally. Propeller Club (Port of Piraeus), founded in 1935, is a non-profit charity Association, collectively controlled in Greece by sixteen (16) Greek volunteer Governors, elected every two years.

Our net income is fully distributed in charities with fairness and transparency. Our Club closely cooperates with the Union of Greek Shipowners, the International Chamber of Shipping, the Hellenic Short-sea Shipowners Association, the Hellenic American Chamber e.t.c. to promote Maritime Relations, Commerce, Goodwill and Cultural relations between citizens of Greece, the U.S. and all other countries represented by their members’.

What does the International Propeller Club Of The United States, Port Of Piraeus, offer to you as a member?

The opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with executives of the maritime and business industries.

Participation in business luncheons and breakfasts with prominent guest speakers, who address on various topics of broad interest.

Friends and family meetings to celebrate the U.S. Independence Day with the Annual Propeller Club Charity Ball and the Thanksgiving Day with a dinner.

The annual AMVER AWARDS ceremony, during which the Greek Minister of Mercantile Marine, the Aegean and Islands Policy, the Ambassador of the United States and U.S. Coast Guard Officers present the AMVER AWARDS to a large number of Greek shipping companies, for the participation of their vessels in the AMVER system.

The profile of the International Propeller Club Of The United States, Port Of Piraeus members

The American Ambassador to Greece has traditionally been the Honorary President of the Club.

C.E.O.s or top executives of Greek or multi-national firms in Greece.

Prominent Greek businessmen and professionals engaged in the Maritime industry.

Ministers, members of the Parliament, government officials and Senior foreign diplomats.

Membership Application

To apply for membership, please complete and sign the attached form and fax it to the No 210 429 0974 or fill the form in our website.

Your application will be submitted to the Board of Governors for approval. Upon admission, you will be addressed for payment of membership fees: Subscription: €50 – Annual Dues: €120. Please be advised that there is a provision to become “Member for Life” by paying €2,000 in one lump sum or two annual installments.