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Panel 1 - Shipyard Preparedness in Greece for the New Era

Apostolos P. Dasios  Apostolos P. Dasios, was born in Athens in 1976 and he graduated from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) as A Naval Architect and Marine Engineer. In 2003 he completed his postgraduate studies in NTUA. He holds a master's degree in Naval Technology.  

He started his career in Hellenic Shipyards of Scaramanga, initially at the Department of Quality Control and then for Project Management. During this period, he obtained significant experience in the fields of inspection, supervision, project management, contract management, auditing and quality control.  

After a short co-operation with some other companies in relevant fields, he continued his career in New Hellenic Shipyards of Salamina (Spanopoulos Shipyard). His current position is Shipyard Manager and he is actively involved in cost controlling, tender preparation, project management, production supervision. He is also a Safety Engineer and maintains a hands-on attitude on most aspects of shipyard’s activities.  


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Marinos Pollatos

  • Graduated Dipl. Ing. Naval Arch’t & Marine Engr from Tech. Univ. of Berlin, tutor in Ship Design Faculty in 1987,
  • Actively involved in the building of MEKO 200HN Frigates of Hel. Navy (1987-1992) at Blohm & Voss Hamburg / Hellenic Shipyards as Member of the Project Management Team and Liaison Officer between Hellenic Navy and Building Yard.
  • For the next 19 years active as Technical Mgr of Lydia Mar Shipping & Cardiff Marine dealing with Bulkers, Tankers & Containers.
  • 2011-14 Design & Building of 60 mtr Motor Yacht Al Adaam on account of Qatari Emir Family in Messaeed Yard Qatar.
  • Currently Technical Manager and Yard Director of MM NAVEP S.A.
  • Member of MARTECHMA and Germanischer Lloyd’s Hellenic Technical Committee.
  • Married since 1988 with Ballet Dancer, Examiner & Choreographer Marina Mavrou, proud father of Vanessa, Alexander & Claire.



George N. Pratikakis


George N. Pratikakis, holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering (University of Sunderland) and Naval Architecture, gaining a BSc in Naval Architecture and an MSc in Ship Production Technology from Strathclyde University. He joined his family company “Naval Architecture Progress” in 1998 where he was involved in a number of newbuild and conversion projects, holding various key positions both as Naval Architect/Mechanical Engineer and as Project Coordinator and Manager.

Now stands as the Managing Director and Partner in “NAP ENGINEERING” the sole continuator of the family company.

He is a co-founder of “HeLeNGi Engineering Ltd” company related to Marine Engineering solutions for Liquefied Natural Gas and he stands as a General Manager.

He is a member of the Minister of Shipping Technical Committee, B.O.D Member of EU Council for Maritime Applied R&D, Member of RINA Hellenic Technical Committee, and B.O.D member in Helenic Institute of Marine Technology.

Panel 2 - Sulphur & Carbon - Can We Leave Them Behind?

Tristan Smith
Tristan Smith

Reader in Energy and Transport at UCL has, since 2010, grown a substantial group focused on modeling and analysis of shipping’s efficiency and emissions. He led the 3rd IMO GHG Study, is lead author of ISO 19030 and has been involved in numerous projects across the academic, industry and policy domains. The group maintains a number of models including GloTraM, which is used by several multinationals to explore shipping's future scenarios and technology evolution, particularly under GHG and air pollution constraints. Along with Dr Simon Davies, he is co-founder of University Maritime Advisory Services (UMAS). 

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Panos Zachariadis
Panos Zachariadis has been the Technical Director of Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd since 1997. His 35 year shipping experience spans diverse areas including sea service in bulk carriers and oil tankers, dry dock repairs, new-building supervision, ship operations and chartering. He holds a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering and a MSE degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan.

He has been attending IMO since 2004 as a member of the Greek delegation. He was extensively involved with IMO’s Goal Based Standards and the Greek study which reversed the IMO decision to make double hull bulk carriers mandatory, while he was instrumental in the development of the new IMO ballast tank coating standard (PSPC). Currently he is involved in the new IMO environmental regulations for ships. Together with major shipyards he has applied numerous energy saving ideas, some of which have become industry standards.

He has written numerous technical guides, papers and articles and has been awarded the 2011 Efkranti Shipping Personality award for promoting Greek Shipping internationally, the 2017 Hellenic Shortsea Shipowners Association "Shipping Personality" award and the 2017 Lloyd's List "Achievement in Safety or Environmental Protection" award. Member of Hellenic Chamber of Shipping and Union of Greek Shipowners technical committees, BIMCO Marine Committee, ABS European Technical Committee, LR Technical Committee, ASME, SNAME, BOD HELMEPA and MARTECMA.