Panos Zachariadis

Panos Zachariadis

Panos Zachariadis is a Mechanical Engineer (BSc) and Naval Architect (MSE) from the University of Michigan with a 35-year experience in shipping, having served for years as Marine Superintendent in New York, after periods of shipbuilding supervision in Japan and sea service in bulk carriers and oil tankers. He is Technical Director of Atlantic Bulk Carriers since 1997 and a member of the Greek Delegation to IMO since 2004, having contributed to the development of several well-known regulations (e.g. GBS, PSPC, FSA) and the prevention of others (e.g. double hull bulk carriers). In cooperation with major Korean shipyards he has applied numerous energy saving ideas, some of which have become industry standards. He is a member of Technical Committees of several classification societies, UGS and Hellenic Chamber of Shipping, BIMCO Marine Committee, BoD HELMEPA and MARTECMA. He has been honored with the 2011 Efkranti award for his contribution to Greek shipping, the Hellenic Shortsea Shipowners Association 2017 Maritime Personality award and the 2017 Lloyd’s List “Achievement in Safety or Environmental Protection” award.

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IMO Goals for CO2 emissions: Are they realistic?

At the last GREEN4SEA Conference, Mr. Panos Zachariadis, Technical Director, Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd, provides an overview of alternative fuels such as natural gas, methane and hydrogen. He presents the pros and cons of each fuel, but highlights that new technology is necessary to make IMO’s goals reality.

For global warming, LNG is worse than conventional liquid fuels

The GHG footprint of LNG is worse than this of the current conventional fuels, argues Mr. Panos Zachariadis, Technical Director of Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management. With this respect, LNG should be viewed only as a SOx and NOx compliant fuel and those that invest in it ‘should proceed on these grounds’, he notes.

Scenarios and challenges ahead of Global Sulphur Cap

Panos Zachariadis, Technical Director, Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd, explains why the industry is not ready to the Global Sulphur Cap and discusses possible scenarios until the implementation deadline.

Panos Zachariadis comments on latest IMO GHG study

Reading the recent article NGOs say new report shows need for action on shipping emissions, Mr. Panos Zachariadis, Naval Architect and Marine Engineer, MSE would like to highlight some issues regarding the IMO study and ”arbitrary misinformation” of the public.

Emissions Regulations: Sense and Nonsense

My presentation on emissions regulations may be a little controversial because I'll discuss about things that more and more people start to realize but so far nobody likes to speak about. The IMO makes environmental regulations...


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