Shortsea Shipping Days 2019

Shortsea: Challenges Ahead

Thursday, June 13, 2019 – Yacht Club

Organised by Newsfront / Naftiliaki – Under the auspices of European Shortsea Network

08:00 – 09:00   Registration & Coffee
09:00 – 10:00   Welcoming Speeches

Charalambos Simantonis, President, Hellenic Shortsea Shipowners Association
John A. Xylas, Treasurer, Union of Greek Shipowners
Fotis Kouvelis, Minister, Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy
Costel Stanca, President, European Shortsea Network
George Pateras, President, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping
Michalis Sakellis, President, Association of Greek Passenger Shipping Companies
Panos Kirnidis, CEO, Palau International Ship Registry

Conference chairman: George AlexandratosOwnerApollonia Lines SA; Hellenic Chamber of Shipping – Maritime Hellas

Keynote Speaker: Antoine Kedzierski, Policy Officer Shortsea Shipping, DG Move

10:00 – 11:30   Session 1 – Prospect and Challenges of EU SSS

Moderator: Dr. Ioannis Theotokas, Professor, Department of Maritime Studies, University of Piraeus

  • New Regulation and Environmental Challenges in Med
    George Pateras, President, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping
  • Some Issues Concerning the Future of the European Shortsea Fleet
    Alkis Corres, Maritime Economist
  • Shortsea Shipping: The Greek Paradigm
    Maria Lekakou, Professor, University of the Aegean
  • ShortSeaShipping in Northern Europe – Challenges, Outlook and Differences to Southern Europe
    Markus Nölke, Managing Director, Short Sea Shipping Inland Waterway Promotion Center (SPC)
  • Financing Opportunities in Shortsea Shipping
    Maria Tzoumanika, Innovation Finance Advisory, European Investment Bank
  • Shortsea Shipping in East Med
    Dr. Ahmed M. Youssef, Master Mariner, Professor of Maritime Technology, Director, International Forum for Maritime Transport, Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport
11:30 – 12:00   Coffee break
12:00 – 13:30   Session 2 – Energy and fuels

Moderator: Stavros Hatzigrigoris, Managing Director, Maran Gas Maritime, Chairman, MARTECMA

  • Air Emissions and Regulations
    Panos Zachariadis, Technical Director, Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd
  • Retrofits and Scrubbers
    Vassilis Dimoulas, Technology & Innovation Manager Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Bureau Veritas
  • Environmental Regulatory Update and Mediterranean Sea ECA Feasibility
    Stamatis Fradelos, Director Business Development, ABS
  • LNG Bunkering Roadmap: Dynamic & Perspectives of Regional Supply Chain
    Fernando Kalligas, Member of  the BoD, DESFA; Country Manager for Greece, Enagas
  • LNG Bunkering Infrastructures
    Alexander Prokopakis, CEO, probunkers
13:30 – 14:30   Lunch
14:30 – 16:00   Session 3 – Technology Trends and Education Gap

Moderator: John Kokarakis, Technology & Business Development Director Hellenic, Black Sea & Adriatic Zone, Bureau Veritas

  • Autonomous Ships: Development and Current Status
    George Teriakidis, Regional Business Development Manager, Region South East Europe, Middle East & Africa, DNV GL
  • Business Solution through Digital Transformation
    Dimitris Alexandros Zisimopoulos, Marine Southern Europe & Africa Area Business Development Manager, RINA
  • Infrastructure – Shipyard Activities in Cyprus to Support the East Med
    Angelos Phokas, Member of the Board of Directors , Multimarine Services Ltd
  • The Human Gap: Training and Education
    Dr. Νikolaos Ventikos, Associate Professor, Laboratory for Maritime Transport, National Technical University of Athens
  • 2020 Sulphur Cap Requirement: Alternative Solutions & Technoeconomical Aspects
    Alex Kouros, General Manager, Studio Navale Maritime & Technical Ltd


16:00 – 17:00   Session 4 – Ports and Logistics

Moderator: Dr. George Vaggelas, Partner and Managing Director, Ports and Shipping Advisory

  • Environmental Initiatives of the European Port Sector
    Sotiris Raptis, Senior Policy Advisor for Environment and Safety – EcoPorts Coordinator, ESPO
  • Electrification – A prospect for sustainable short sea connections
    Panos Mitrou, Technology & Innovation Manager, Marine & Offshore Business Development, Lloyd’s Register
  • Greek Ports as Gateways to Europe
    Philip Costopoulos, Managing Director, Arkas Hellas SA; President, International Maritime Union
  • Maritime Supply Chain and Logistics
    Babis Siaflas, Logistics & Commercial Director, SARMED
17:00 – 18:00   Session 5 – Adriatic Investment Strategy

Moderator: Spyros Zolotas, Marine Southern Europe & Africa Area Director, RINA

  • The Ferry Network Problems and Opportunities in the Ionian Sea
    Stratos Apergis, Managing Director, Levante Ferries
  • MULTIAPPRO: A holistic Investment Strategy for the Ionian-Adriatic Sea
    Lucio Rubini, Project Manager, CFLI – Intermodal Logistics Training Consortium
  • Shortsea Shipping Croatia: Specifics and Cooperation Opportunities
    Tanja Vujnovic Keres, Cluster Manager, Intermodal Transport Cluster
  • Mare Bonus
    Stefano Santarelli, Project Manager, RAM –Logistica, Infrastructure e Transporti S.p.a.


Programme is subject to changes