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
Costel Stanca, President, European Shortsea Network
Fotis Kouvelis, Minister, Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy
George Pateras, Chairman, 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; Vice President, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping

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

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

Moderator: Stratos Papadimitriou, Professor, Department of Maritime Studies, University of Piraeus

  • New Regulation and Environmental Challenges in Med
    George Pateras, Chairman, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping
  • Med Shortsea Shipping
    Maria Lekakou, Professor, University of Aegean
  • Best Practices: From North to South
    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
  • East Med Trade: A Historical Approach
    Alkis Corres, Maritime Economist
  • 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
  • European Initiatives for the Promotion of LNG as Marine Fuel
    Charlotte Ørgård Vinding, Project Manager, Maritime Development Center/GO LNG
  • LNG Bunkering Infrastructures
    Alexander Prokopakis, CEO, probunkers
13:30 – 14:30   Lunch
14:30 – 16:00   Session 3 – Technology Trends and Education Gap


  • 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
  • 2020 Self 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
  • Greek Ports and SSS Hierarchy
  • Killini Port: 1st Cold Ironing Facility in Eastern Mediterranean
    Panos Mitrou, Technology & Innovation Manager, Marine & Offshore Business Development, Lloyd’s Register
  • Maritime Supply Chain and Logistics
    Babis Siaflas, Logistics & Commercial Director, SARMED
17:00 – 18:00   Session 5 – Adriatic Investment Strategy

Moderator: Dimitrios Lyridis, Associate Professor, National Technical University of Athens

  • The Ferry Network Problems and Opportunities in the Ionian Sea
  • Shortsea Shipping Croatia: Specifics and Cooperation Opportunities
  • Strategic for Liners in Adriatic Ionion
    Philip Costopoulos, Managing Director, Arkas Hellas S.A.; President, International Maritime Union
  • Mare Bonus
    Francesco Benevolo, Managing Director, RAM –Logistica, Infrastructure e Transporti S.p.a.; Professor of Transport and Infrastructure Economics, European University of Rome

Programme is subject to changes