Panos Yannoulis

Panos Yannoulis

Panos Yannoulis is a naval architect and marine engineer. He has graduated from the University of Genoa, Italy in 1970. His professional experience covers ship research, ship design, shipbuilding and project management. During his career, he was in charge, as designer, project manager of shipyard divisional director, of multimillion dollar projects for a variety of ship types and marine structures. He covered top technical managerial positions, namely Newbuilding's Manager at Hellenic Shipyards, Skaramanga, Greece and Tecnhical Director at Avlis Shipyards, Chalkis, Greece. Presently, he is Partner and President of OCEANKING S.A. Mr Yannoulis is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece, the Hellenic Assoication of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers and a Fellow Member and ex-President of  the Hellenic Institute of Marine Technology. Furthermore, he is ex-President of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean (IMAM). He is author of technical papers in technical publications and presented papers in various international and national conferences and seminars on ship design and/or construction matters.

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Shipping needs a proactive approach toward digital disruption

During Posidonia 2018, SAFETY4SEA team met with Mr. Panos Yannoulis, President of OceanKing, for an exclusive interview regarding the key challenges that industry is currently facing.  Among many issues for consideration by industry stakeholders, Mr. Yannoulis noted that disrupting changes are on the way and therefore industry needs to be proactive and do its best to balance associated risks

ESSF Smart Financing Tools

Panos Yannoulis, President, Oceanking introduced to the audience the ‘’ESSF Smart Financing Tools’’ during the 2016 SMART4SEA Forum. He explained that the European Sustainable Shipping Forum (ESSF) was created by the European Commission in 2013 with the aim to foster sustainable maritime transport. Its work is divided in sub- groups such as the Sub-group on Financing Aspects which is currently in the process of “calibrating” an innovative Green Shipping Financing Tool (GSFT). The main idea of the GSFT is to find “smart” ways to overcome main existing barriers for commercial banks to finance the introduction of “green” technologies which are required to meet challenging international and European environmental regulations.


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