Antonis Trakakis is Technical Director, Marine at RINA. He graduated from the Mechanical Engineering Dept of National Technical University of Athens in 1989 and carried out graduate studies at von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics in the field of Turbomachinery. He started his career as Cadet Engineer in 1989 and continued in 1993 as 3rd Engineer. He worked as spare parts operator and Assistant Superintendent in ANEK Lines from 1994 to 1997 when he joined Superfast Ferries. He became Technical and Environmental Manager in 2000, and in 2006 he joined Kristen Marine and afterwards the newly established Soloi. In 2008 he moved to Hellenic Seaways and in 2010 joined Arista Shipping that was just entering in the bulk carrier sector. In October 2020 he joined RINA as Technical Director, Marine. Antonios has extensive experience with all regular and irregular matters involved with the technical operations of a shipping company, as well as with new building projects, sea trials and factory testing of engines. He has studied extensively the challenges and benefits associated with the application of natural gas as fuel.
During the 2020 GREEN4SEA Athens Forum, Mr. Antonis Trakakis, Technical Manager, Arista Shipping, said in his presentation that developments in LNG bunkering infrastructure allow for global trade with medium sized tanks of moderate cost, adding that the technological advances will soon minimize the methane slip.Read more
During the 2019 Hellenic American Maritime Forum, Mr. Antonis Trakakis, Chief Technology Officer, FORWARD SHIPS, talked about LNG as a fuel. Namely, Mr. Trakakis stated that LNG provides the safest path towards a carbonless future, and there is no reason for the delay of its uptake.Read more
Mr. Antonis Trakakis, Chief Technology Officer at Forward Ships, talks about methane slips from LNG fueled engines. Mr. Trakakis notes that these emissions are not inherent to the natural gas. The problem lies at the applied heat cycle, making the amount of methane slip depend on the technology of each engine.Read more
In an exclusive interview with GREEN4SEA, Antonis Trakakis, Arista Shipping outlines the benefits of using LNG as marine fuel and notes that with the implementation of the Global Sulphur Cap, the economics will be the catalyst in operator’s decision for the best fuel option. Considering that LNG itself comes at very low cost, it is the delivery cost that makes it comparable to fuel. Should the availability of LNG been widespread as for liquid fuel, then LNG would be the obvious selection.Read more