Dimitris Cambis

Helped Iran regime smuggle oil and defy international oil sanctions

Status:Top Alert – Entity designated / sanctioned for terror, WMD and human rights violation

Risk Level:99%

May harm your business future. Persons or entities that engage in transactions with this entity will be exposed to sanctions or subject to an enforcement action.

Working with this entity means supporting Iranian Regime, Regime Terrorist Activities & development of WMD

Dr. Dimitris Cambis is a Greek shipping magnate and a President of Athene Consulting House SA and Impire Shipping;

He is sanctioned for helping Iran smuggle oil and defy international oil sanctions, and because he could be fronting for the National Iranian Tanker Company;

He bought eight very large crude carriers, or VLCCs to carry Middle East crude to Asia, flatly denied doing any business with Tehran or running clandestine shipments of its oil to China;

He denied his vessels have loaded oil from Iran while at anchor in the Gulf. Known as ship-to-ship transfers, or STS, such movements are hard to track as crews can switch off tracking beacons or not update their recorded positions for periods to conceal that one vessel has come alongside another;

Mr. Cambis used a network of front companies, including Impire Shipping, Libra Shipping, and UAE-based Sambouk Shipping, to carry out illegal ship-to-ship transfers of Iranian oil on behalf of the regime. He used the Greek-based investment fund, Athene Consulting House, to raise and organize funds for the scheme;

The US authorities imposed sanctions on Dr. Dimitris Cambis and Impire Shipping for using Iranian funds to purchase oil tankers and disguised the Iranian origin of oil transported on these vessels;

Vessels connected to Dimitris Cambis are: Leycothea – IMO 9183934, Glaros – IMO 9077850, Nereyda – IMO 9011246, Ocean Nymph – IMO 9180281, Seagull – IMO 9107655, Zap – IMO 9005235, Ocean Performer – IMO 9013749 and Ulysses I – IMO 9177155;

Oil Industry


6, Vassilissis Sofias Ave. GR-10674 Athens

+30 210 7263300
+30 210 7263399

Reason for the color:
» Added to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on November 05, 2018 pursuant to Executive Order 13224;