2018 GREEN4SEA Conference

 

 

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The 2018 GREEN4SEA Conference successfully concluded on Wednesday 7th of March, at the Lighthouse at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), attracting 750 delegates from 20 countries representing a total of 350 organizations.

For more information about the 2018 GREEN4SEA Awards, please click here.

Speaker presentations of the conference in PDF are available online for SAFETY4SEA Digital Subscribers

 

Event Timetable
Welcome Coffee & Registration [ 08:00 – 09:00 ]
Panel #1 – Green Shipping Perspectives [ 09:00 – 10:15 ]

1.Anthony Vourdachas, Engineer OEP, ABS – Regulatory Overview

Presentation video Brief Article

2.Sotiris Raptis, Senior Policy Advisor for Environment and Safety, EcoPorts Coordinator, ESPO – Revision of EU Directive on Port Reception Facilities

Presentation video l Brief Article

3.David Nichol, Regional Loss Prevention Executive, Thomas Miller P&I (Europe) Ltd. – Bunker Spills: A brief overview of cause, effect and prevention

Presentation video l Brief Article

4.Dr. Ioannis Arabatzis, CEO, Nanophos – Hull Coatings Technologies

Presentation video l Brief Article

20 min Panel Discussion & Questions Open to the floor

Panel #2 – 2020 Options [ 10:15 – 11:15 ]

1.Apostolos Belokas, Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA – 2020 Fuel Options Survey

Presentation video l Brief Article

2.Stylianos Mavrelos, Technical Director, Capital Ship Management Corp. – Compliance towards 2020 sulphur cap

Presentation video Brief Article

3.Antonis Trakakis, Technical Manager, Arista Shipping

Presentation video l Brief Article

4.Frantzeskos Kontos, Technical Manager, Prime Marine Management

Presentation video l Brief Article

40 min Panel Discussion & Questions Open to the floor

Keynote Address : Dr. George Gratsos, Chairman, HELMEPA – Effective Decarbonization of Shipping  [ 11:15 – 11:30 ]
Coffee Break & Networking [ 11:30 – 12:15 ]
Panel #3 – Fuel Alternatives towards 2020 [ 12:15 – 13:30 ]

1.Mélodie Noris, Business Development Manager, LNG as Fuel Division, GTT – LNG as a fuel: solutions to anwser next years’ challenge

Presentation video l Brief Article

2.Nikos Xydas,  Technical Director,WLPGA the World LPG Association – LPG for marine engines, the marine alternative fuel

Presentation video l Brief Article

3.Aleksey Nikulin, Chief Technology Officer, Humble Energy –Greener, Cheaper Fuel

Presentation video l Brief Article

4.Gavin Allwright, Secretary, IWSA – Overview of wind assisted marine projects

Presentation video l Brief Article

20 min Panel Discussion & Questions Open to the floor

Panel #4 – Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Panel [ 13:30 – 14:30 ]

1.Ole-Johan Øby Svendsen, Sales Manager, Wartsila Water Systems Ltd – Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems

Presentation video l Brief Article

2.Panayiotis Mitrou, Marine & Offshore Technology & Innovation Manager, LR – Scrubbers, Risk and Opportunities

Presentation video l Brief Article

3.Andreas Zontanos, Partner, Argonavis – Scrubbers in the mist: the EGCS Quiz Show

Presentation video l Brief Article

20 min Panel Discussion & Questions Open to the floor

Lunch Break [ 14:30 – 15:45 ]
Panel # 5 – BWTS Makers Panel [ 15:45 – 16:45 ]

1.Lars Bo Kirkegaard, General Manager (Sales), Ballast Water Management Systems,Wärtsilä – BWMS Technology

Presentation video l Brief Article

2.Peter Sahlén, R&D Manager, PureBallast, Alfa Laval – Route to IMO revised G8 and USCG type approval

Presentation video l Brief Article

3.Juha Kiukas, Sales Director, Trojan Marinex – Benefitting from purpose built, compact Marinex unit

Presentation video l Brief Article

20 min Panel Discussion & Questions Open to the floor

Panel #6 – BWMC Implementation Issues  [ 16:45 – 17:45 ]

1.Antonios Georgantzis, Technical Manager, Consolidated Marine Management Inc. – BWMC Implementation issues: Ship Operator’s perspective

Presentation video l Brief Article

2.Andreas Nicolaou, CMO-Biochemist, Maritime Labs – BW Testing

Presentation video l Brief Article

3.Andreas Kokkotos, Partner, Argonavis – BWTS Retrofits: Reducing costs

Presentation video l Brief Article

20 min Panel Discussion & Questions Open to the floor

Cocktail Reception [ 17:45 – 19:00 ]

 

Speaker presentations of the conference in PDF are available online for SAFETY4SEA Digital Subscribers

Panel #1 – Green Shipping Perspectives 

Anthony Vourdachas, Engineer OEP, ABS

Antony Vourdachas joined ABS in April 2014 as a Principal Vessel Performance Analyst in the Piraeus office.  Working for the Vessel Performance team in the Operational and Environmental Management department, he is part of the team responsible for providing the vessel performance analysis services to ship owners and operators and designing and updating the relevant software. In addition, he provides assistance to members of the Environmental team on MRV and ballast water issues. He started his career as a Design and Production Engineer at the Devonport Dockyard in Plymouth and moved on to become a Research Associate at the School of Marine Science and Technology at Newcastle University involved in a European Ballast Water project (MARTOB).  Prior to joining ABS, he worked for OSG in a number of technical positions in project engineering and planned maintenance. Antony holds a B.Eng. in Small Craft Engineering and an M.Res. in Marine Engineering from the School of Marine Science and Technology at Newcastle University, England.

 

Sotiris Raptis, ESPO, Senior Policy Advisor for Environment and Safety, EcoPorts Coordinator

Sotiris joined ESPO in November 2016 after working in the aviation and shipping team at T&E where he was responsible for the cleaner shipping campaign. Previously, he worked in the European Parliament  as a Policy Advisor on Transport, Climate Change and Environment for MEP Kriton Arsenis, some of his key files being CO2 emissions of the shipping sector, biofuels and indirect land-use change, as well as the revision of Water Framework directive and Environmental Impact Assessment directive. A qualified lawyer, Sotiris hails from northern Greece and speaks Greek and English. He studied at the University of Thessaloniki School of Law, the University of Athens School of Law as well as at the King’s College London Centre of European Law. Sotiris was awarded European Citizens’ Prize 2008 of the European Parliament as member of “G700” blog for promoting intergenerational justice. He loves good food and reading and his passions include politics and hiking.

 

David Nichol, Regional Loss Prevention Executive, Thomas Miller P&I (Europe) Ltd.

David Nichol is a master mariner with 39 years of experience in the shipping industry. After sea service on tankers, bulk carriers and OBO’s, he worked as a ship surveyor and marine consultant for 18 years performing a wide range of casualty investigations, ship inspections and cargo surveys, with the majority of assignments being P&I related. From 2010, he was employed as a P&I Club senior claims executive before joining the loss prevention department of the UK P&I Club 3 years ago. David is based is the UK Club’s Piraeus office assisting members with loss prevention advice, training and education initiatives, as well as carrying out regular shipboard P&I risk assessments

 

Dr. Ioannis Arabatzis, Managing Director, NanoPhos Marine SA

Dr. Arabatzis has dedicated his professional track inventing clever materials that solve every day problems. After winning the 1st prize in the European Business Plan Competition held in Stockholm in 2005, he is the founder, managing director and legal representative of NanoPhos SA, a company that develops nanotechnology driven formulations for satisfying the needs of the marine industry. Dr. Arabatzis has organized the R&D department of NanoPhos SA, as the primary think/experimentation tank for New Product Development. Apart from his research experience, he is interested in quality and process management, green legislation issues (especially in the field of nanotechnology), economic impact of nanotechnology and entrepreneurship in nanotechnology. As a chemist, Dr. Arabatzis is interested in developing functional coatings for the marine industry, solving old problems with new ideas. Coatings that respond to external stimuli, self-cleaning/healing technologies, antifouling strategies and friction reducing innovations. He is inventor in 3 patents, author of 1 book and co-author of more than 25 scientific articles, with more than 1000 cited references.

 Panel #2 – 2020 Options

Apostolos Belokas, Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA Apostolos is a Maritime Safety, Quality & Environmental Expert, Consultant, Trainer and Project Manager with more than a 20-year background in shipping as Technical, Marine, Safety & Training Superintendent and Consultant. He entered the industry back in early 90’s as Engineering Superintendent with a leading ship manager operating a mixed fleet of bulk and oil/chemical tankers. He then shifted to regulatory compliance and QHSE as superintendent and later as a Consultant and Trainer. Apostolos has successfully completed a wide range of QHSE projects including 250+ management system projects (ISM/ISO 9001-14001-18001/TMSA/MLC), 500 vessel and office audits to various standards and he has trained more than 8,000 people in a wide variety of QHSE subjects. He has also presented and chaired to more than 40 conferences. He holds Mechanical Engineering Bachelor and Master’s specialising in Energy & Environment and Master’s Degree in Maritime Business and Business Administration (MBA), all of them awarded with distinction. Apostolos is the Managing Director of SQE MARINE, SQE ACADEMY and Managing Editor of SAFETY4SEA and GREEN4SEA.

 

Stylianos Mavrelos, Technical Director, Capital Ship Management Corp. Stylianos Mavrelos is Technical Director at Capital Ship Management Corp. Capital Ship Management Corp. (‘Capital’) is a distinguished oceangoing vessel operator, offering comprehensive services in every aspect of ship management, currently operating a fleet of 55 vessels including 41 tankers (6 VLCCs, 5 Suezmaxes, 2 Aframax, 27 MR/Handy product tankers and 1 small tanker), 4 modern Capesize bulk carriers and 10 container carriers with a total dwt of 5.70 million tons approx. Capital is a a subsidiary of Capital Maritime & Trading Corp. The fleet under management includes the vessels of Nasdaq-listed Capital Product Partners L.P.

 

Antonis Trakakis, Technical Manager, Arista Shipping Antonis Trakakis has graduated from Mechanical Engineering dept of NTUA and carried out graduate studies at von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics in the field of Turbomachinery. Currently he holds the position of Technical Manager at Arista Shipping where he joined in 2010.  As Technical and Environmental Manager of Superfast Ferries he has successfully addressed all issues relevant to operation of ships in sensitive areas like the Baltic sea. Antonis has worked with all kinds of internal combustion engines, ranging from gas turbines, to all sizes of four stroke, and two stroke engines, and one of his special concerns has been the formation and control of emissions, and engine efficiency.

 

Frantzeskos Kontos, Technical Manager, Prime Marine Management Frantzeskos Kontos serves as PRIME’s Technical Manager. He is responsible for the technical management of PRIME’s fleet consisting of 29 tankers (from MR to Suezmax size), 5 LPGs and 2 offshore support vessels. Frantzeskos is working in Shipping Industry from 1986, initially at Classification Society (ABS) and thereafter at a well-established, traditional Greek Shipping company managing bulk and tanker fleet. He has been also involved in Newbuildings, reviewing specification/contracts, carrying out plan approvals and supervising various tanker projects in major Korean and Japanese Yards. Frantzeskos holds an MSc in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).

Keynote Address

George A.Gratsos, Chairman, HELMEPA

Dr. George A. Gratsos was born in Athens December 5th, 1942. He is a shipowner and a senior member of a Greek shipping family established in 1902, holding a B.Sc. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from MIT(1965) and a Ph.D on Shipping Market Dynamics by the University of the Aegean (Highest Honors). He is Chairman of HELMEPA (Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association). Also, he is President of the Maritime Safety and Marine Environment Protection Committee of the UNION OF GREEK SHIPOWNERS (UGS), on the BoD of U.K. FREIGHT DEMURRAGE AND DEFENCE ASSOCIATION LTD (London) (the  largest mutual legal cost insurer).  He is also a member of many international shipping organizations and has lectured at universities in Greece and abroa. He is married and has 3 sons.

Past positions

  • President of the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping from 1996 to 2000 and from 2004 to February 2016 and BoD member since 1988 and BoD member since 1988-2000 and from 2004 to 2018
  • Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) BoD member from 1991-2018
  • BIMCO BoD member, member of the Executive Committee (1993 to 1997) and Vice President (1997-1999).
  • HELMEPA BoD member since 1992 and Vice-Chairman from 2010-2013
  • BoD member of TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COMPANY (Greek tourist property company owned by the Greek state) 2004-2006

 

Panel #3 – Fuel Alternatives towards 2020

Mélodie Noris, Business Development Manager, GTT – LNG as fuel Division

Mélodie has a process engineering background, with a master of Economics and Energy from IFP School. She worked as an oil market analyst in the commodity market research team for SGCIB New York, and as a strategy consultant in the oil & gas field. First in charge of the market analysis in the Strategy and Marketing Department of GTT, she is now responsible for the business development of the LPG segment, as well as LNG a fuel development for bulkers, PCTC and cruise vessels.

 

Nikos Xydas, Technical Director, WLPGA World LPG Association Nikos Xydas is the Technical Director of WLPGA, the World LPG Association in Paris and of AEGPL, the European LPG Association in Brussels.Holding an M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Scotland, he started his professional career with ABB in Switzerland, before moving to Shell in Greece and then abroad, to cover international positions in Technical, Operations, HSSE and Strategy, in the sectors of LPG, Retail and Lubricants. Mr Xydas holds a double Greek / French  nationality and he lives in Paris

 

Aleksey Nikulin, Chief Technology Officer, Humble Energy Ltd. Aleksey is an experienced entrepreneur with a proven track record of innovation in hospitality, renewable energy and waste management. He started, raised money for and sold two businesses and is expecting financial close on the third one. Prior to starting his own businesses he has worked for Citibank and Dresdner Bank. He has a rich international background and impeccable education

 

Gavin Allwright, Secretary, IWSA

Gavin Allwright is the Secretary of the International Windship Association (IWSA). Established in 2014, this grouping of maritime wind propulsion companies and projects supported by academia, NGO’s and seafarers is working to promote and facilitate the uptake of wind propulsion solutions in commercial shipping. Alongside his work as association secretary, he also leads the policy and finance work streams, requiring regular attendance at IMO, OECD and EU meetings. Gavin has presented at numerous international fora, including recent roundtable moderating on alternative maritime propulsion at Motorships Propulsion & Emissions conference 2015 and the Green Ship Technology conference 2016 and again in the near future at the world’s largest Maritime trade fair, SMM 2016. He will also be chairing the 5th Natural Propulsion Seminar as part of Blue Week in May. He has worked closely with the Oceania Centre for Sustainable Shipping on the development of a sustainable shipping network in the South Pacific and gained extensive knowledge of the small vessel sector from his work as the Commercial Director for the Greenheart project, a not-for-profit organisation he joined in 2005, designing a zero-emissions, sail/solar electric cargo vessel for least developed regions. Gavin holds a Masters degree in Sustainable Development, specialising in small scale sustainable shipping and logistics in developing countries. He has contributed to numerous studies and projects on alternative propulsion solutions and helped coordinate and contributed to the UN-affiliated IRENA technical brief – Renewable Energy Options in Shipping.

Panel #4 – Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Maker’s Pane

Ole-Johan Øby Svendsen, Sales Manager , Wartsila Water Systems Ltd.

Ole-Johan Øby Svendsen is a Senior Sales Manager for Wärtsilä Exhaust Gas Cleaning. Ha has a Masters degree in mechanical engineering and has handled new build and retrofit projects for scrubbers world wide. He has been involved in the scrubber business since the first commercial scrubber project in shipping and his main focus area is currently new builds in Korea as well as the Greek market.

 

Panayiotis Mitrou, Marine & Offshore Technology & Innovation Manager, LR

Panos Mitrou is a Naval Architect and Marine Engineer NTUA, holding an MBA in Shipping from ALBA Business School. He is currently employed as a Technology & Innovation Manager for Lloyd’s Register Marine & Offshore, South Europe. He focuses  on uptake of technology, forthcoming legislation, innovation and compliance challenges. During his seven year service with Lloyd’s Register Piraeus Technical Support Office, he had been dealing with series of statutory and other reviews. He has supported and lead the implementation of several pieces of new legislation ranging from Ballast Water management to the latest Energy management related requirements. He has also been deeply involved in MARPOL and the Chemical codes matters. He has represented Lloyd’s Register in a number of international forums, research and other projects developed within the TEN-T and other EU frameworks. He is currently involved in the roll out and materialisation of special projects like Poseidon Med and elemed.

 

Andreas Zontanos, Partner, Argonavis Andreas Zontanos holds a Naval Architect and Marine Engineer diploma from NTUA, and a M.Sc. Degree in Precision Engineering Metrology by Cranfield University, Cranfield, UK. Before establishing ARGO NAVIS, he has worked in consulting firms as junior and later senior consultant, in two (2) Greek ship management companies as superintendent engineer, led on-site newbuilding supervision teams in two (2) bulk carrier newbuilding projects in Croatia and China for Greek ship-owners and worked as an independent engineer conducting surveys and supervising conversions and repair works.

 

Panel # 5 – BWTS Makers Panel

Lars Bo Kirkegaard, General Manager (Sales), Ballast Water Management Systems, Wärtsilä Lars has worked within the Marine sector for the past 15 years and held both commercial and technical positions. He has spent 10 years of his career abroad in Singapore and UK, and today he is based in Denmark. For the time being he is GM (Sales) Ballast Water Management Systems, Wärtsilä.

 

Peter Sahlén, R&D Manager, PureBallast, Alfa Laval

In 2012 Peter Sahlén joined the Research & Development team for the Alfa Laval PureBallast product – a Ballast Water Management System (BWMS). Peter Sahlén was originally responsible for project management, technical and commercial evaluation and qualification of some key components, e.g. filter. In early 2014 Peter was assigned the position as Research & Development manager for the Alfa Laval PureBallast BWMS. Peter is in this position responsible for the development and maintenance of the PureBallast products and its compliance with class, IMO and any domestic (USCG) legislations.  Peter has since 2014 participated in the United Nations/IMO’s Marine and Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) meetings and the ballast water correspondence groups / meetings. One of the more important tasks in this forums has been the development of the new revised IMO 2016 G8 Guidelines for type approval testing, to now be followed by the experience building phase.

 

Juha Kiukas, Sales Director, Trojan Marinex

Juha Kiukas is a Marine Naval Architect with over 20 years of experience in various marine markets. As the European Sales Director at Trojan Marinex, he leads the tactical implementation of sales and market integration strategies. Trojan Marinex is part of the Trojan Technologies group of businesses. Direct access to 40 years of industry-defining water treatment expertise has enabled them to create a suite of ballast water treatment systems unlike any other. These systems are purpose built for the marine environment and provide filtration + UV in a single, compact unit.

Panel #6 – BWMC Implementation Issues 

Antonios Georgantzis, Technical Manager, Consolidated Marine Management Inc.

Naval Architect and Marine Engineer with 14 years international shipping experience working with ship design and construction management, gas and tanker ships operation and Classification Society. Significant project management experience and six years in high management. Extensive experience at the supervision of new building projects as well as technical management and operation of large LPG carriers and Tankers. Very good network with major new building and repair shipyards, equipment manufacturers, engineering companies and Classification Societies.

 

Andreas Nicolaou, CMO-Biochemist, Maritime Labs

Andreas Nicolaou is CMO- Biochemist and Director of NUTRILAB-MARITIME LABORATORIES, which are accredited with ISO 17025. We provide food and water analysis, clinical and molecular biology testing. Also we carry out LEGIONELLA testing by culture and PCR. We have extensive experience with the Maritime industry since 2006 carrying out water testing  for major international cruise and cargo ship companies. NUTRILAB offers an all inclusive water testing package that covers all MLC 2006 requirements for WATER testing. In addition, we can offer the full range of TREATED SEWAGE and BALLAST WATER testing.

 

Andreas Kokkotos, Partner, Argo Navis Marine Consulting & Engineering

Andreas Kokkotos, co-founder of ARGO NAVIS Ltd., graduated from the National Technical University of Athens (School of Mechanical Engineering). From 1998 until 2005 he has worked as a superintendent engineer in two (2) Greek ship owning companies, with fleets of tankers and chemical carriers and participated on-site new-building supervision in two (2) tankers new-building projects in Croatia for Greek ship-owners.From 2006 until 2008 he worked as an independent Engineer conducting pre-purchase, vessel condition and damage surveys, and new buildings sea trials supervision. He participated in tanker single to double hull conversion studies and plan approvals of various types of vessels. Since 2011, together with the  continuous expanding Argo Navis team, has devoted many man-hours on investigating BWTS  technologies and their installation on board various types of ships.

 

Lead Sponsors

Macgrecor

MacGregor shapes the offshore and marine industries by offering world-leading engineering solutions and services with a strong portfolio of MacGregor, Hatlapa, Porsgrunn, Pusnes and Triplex brands. Shipbuilders, owners and operators are able to optimise the lifetime profitability, safety, reliability and environmental sustainability of their operations by working in close cooperation with MacGregor. MacGregor solutions and services for handling marine cargoes, vessel operations, offshore loads, crude/LNG transfer and offshore mooring are all designed to perform with the sea.

Website: www.macgregor.com

 

Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä is a global leader in advanced technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2016, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Website: www.wartsila.com

Sponsors

ABS

ABS, a leading international classification society, is guided by its mission to promote security of life, property and the natural environment. ABS has a long and proud association with the Greek ship owning community and continues to support its current fleet and future fleet development. As the Greek fleet has expanded and diversified, ABS has continued to expand and develop its services to Greek ship owners. ABS is a technical partner providing traditional classification services as well as on-the-ground technical services in asset performance, energy efficiency, environmental performance and lifecycle management. Delivering practical and innovative solutions, ABS supports the Greek shipping industry in meeting today’s demands as well as future challenges. Greek shipping operations are supported through the local Athens office as well as a global network of surveyors, engineers, researchers and regulatory specialists who work in more than 200 offices in 70 countries around the world.

Webiste: www.eagle.org

 

Alfa Laval

Alfa Laval is today a world leader within the key technology areas of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling. Our company was founded on a single brilliant invention and innovation remains at the heart of everything we do. With more than 2500 patents, we provide worldwide solutions in areas that are vital to society both today and for the future.

Website: www.alfalaval.com

 

American Club

American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association, Inc. (the American Club) was established in New York in 1917. It is the only mutual Protection and Indemnity Club domiciled in the United States – indeed, in the entire Americas. The Club is a member of the International Group of P&I Clubs, a collective of thirteen mutuals which together provide Protection and Indemnity insurance for some 90% of all world shipping. Protection and Indemnity insurance (commonly referred to as “P&I”) provides cover to shipowners and charterers against third-party liabilities encountered in their commercial operations. Responsibility for damage to cargo, for pollution, for the death, injury or illness of passengers or crew and for damage to docks and other installations are examples of typical exposures. Running in parallel with a ship’s hull and machinery cover, traditional P&I such as that offered by the American Club distinguishes itself from ordinary forms of marine insurance by being based on the not-for-profit principle of mutuality where Members of the Club are both the insurers and the assureds.

Website: www.american-club.com

 

Arcadia Shipmanagement Co Ltd

ARCADIA Shipmanagement provides safe and reliable transportation of oil by sea, through a modern fleet, setting top objectives for Safety, Quality and Environmental protection. To achieve these, Arcadia is dedicated to develop and sustain a strong working relationship with all parties involved in International oil trade, based upon mutual trust and reliability. Safety is enhanced by establishing a risk assessment system for hazard identification, risk management and control, adressing guidance for the prevention of errors, hazardous situations and incidents, through reporting and investigation procedures and providing training of personnel at Company’s in-house maritime training centre and by attending externally provided courses. Quality is maintained by undertaking auditing and evaluation process, with commitment towards the continual improvement of HSQE performance, through setting and measuring various Key Performance Indicators, analysing N/C reports, reviewing findings from internal audits ashore and onboard. The Environment is protected by preserving and whenever possible, further reducing the burden on the environment by setting and achieving tougher voluntary standards, such as Green Award. Moreover, by aiming for the reduction of identified environmental impacts of Company activities to air, sea and land, to the possible extend and seeking to conserve energy and materials, through recycling and waste reduction programs.

Website: www.arcadiasm.gr

 

ARGO NAVIS Marine Consulting and Engineering Ltd

ARGO NAVIS Marine Consulting and Engineering Ltd. was established in Athens, Greece, in 2009 by a team of Engineers having served Ship Management companies as Technical Consultants and/or members of In-house Technical Departments.The ARGO NAVIS Ltd. team warrants that always carefully selected individuals and firms, all specialized in different areas of technical consulting services join forces in order to truly offer consulting services in a cost-efficient and timely manner. With a diverse range of planning, design, and engineering services, ARGO NAVIS Ltd. combines the classic art of naval architecture with cutting edge computer technology, offering a distinctive blend of theoretical knowledge and extensive hands-on field experience, resulting in optimum, practical, and cost effective solutions.Our vision serves as a guide for every aspect of our company by describing what we need to accomplish in order to continue achieving sustainable, quality growth. We will increase the value of our company and our global portfolio by surpassing our client’s expectations and achieving market leadership and operating excellence through continuous development driven by cooperation, integrity, and innovation.ARGO NAVIS Ltd. commits to solutions which benefit our clients, undertaking the responsibility to successfully manage our in-house and associate resources in order to carry out technical consulting tasks required while rendering quality and prompt services in a fair, cost efficient, and fully transparent manner.

Website: www.argonavis.gr

 

Capital Ship Management

Capital Ship Management Corp. (‘Capital’) is a distinguished oceangoing vessel operator, offering comprehensive services in every aspect of ship management, currently operating a fleet of 55 vessels including 41 tankers (6 VLCCs, 5 Suezmaxes, 2 Aframax, 27 MR/Handy product tankers and 1 small tanker), 4 modern Capesize bulk carriers and 10 container carriers with a total dwt of 5.70 million tons approx. Capital is a a subsidiary of Capital Maritime & Trading Corp. The fleet under management includes the vessels of Nasdaq-listed Capital Product Partners L.P.

Website: www.capitalship.gr/

 

Consolidated Marine Management Inc

Consolidated Marine Management Inc. (CMM), a company of Latsco Shipping Ltd., has been established in 1997 and is located at Kifisia. CMM provides with operational, technical, financial and ship building services, focusing on fundamental principles of quality, integrity, safety, health, environmental protection and energy efficiency, with established programmes for performance excellence, profitability and growth of management of clean energy transportation vessels. CMM pursues all entrepreneurial ventures with ethics, integrity, consistency to incident-free operations and ultimate aspiration of providing excellent services through long-lasting customer relationships. CMM’s history begins over half a century ago as part of Latsis Companies’ Group having the 8,750 dwt M/T “SPIROS” as the first vessel under its management. Within 60’s and 70’s, fleet expanded significantly through adopting numerous vessels (tankers and other types), numbering about 60 vessels with the majority of them trading under “PETROLA” name. In 1982, fleet’s technical manager was renamed “BILINDER MARINE CORPORATION SA” and its management and expansion of approximately 90 vessels (various sizes/types) totalling 3.5 mil dwt began. Central position in fleet was occupied by 6 ULCCs including the “HELLAS FOS” (largest ever built ULCC with total carrying capacity of 555,000 dwt). Currently, CMM manages a fleet of 15 vessels (MRs, LR2, VLGCs), while another 9 vessels shall be delivered up to 2018.

Website: www.cmm.gr

 

Coral Gas 

“Coral Gas A.E.B.E.Y.” is the successor of “Shell Gas A.E.B.E.Y.” following the acquisition on June 30th, 2010 of the respective shares by MOTOR OIL (HELLAS) CORINTH REFINERIES S.A. Since 1967 “Coral Gas A.E.B.E.Y.” through its 3 depots in Athens, Thessalonica and Ioannina, has been supplying more than 1,000,000 customers with reliable and safe Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) products: a) commercial propane, b) commercial butane, c) commercial propane – butane mixture for heating, d) commercial propane – butane mixture for Autogas, e) commercial propane – butane odourless mixture for special applications. The company, markets its products in all different types of packaging such as i) LPG cartridges, ii) LPG cylinders, iii) bulk in LPG tanks for commercial, industrial uses and Autogas. With sales of over 137,000 MT of LPG, the company has a market share around 28% in the domestic market. Coral Gas, is certified with ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 in all its operations and is committed to provide innovative products and services to its customers by applying strict procedures and processes always keeping safety at the top of its priorities. Being part of MOTOR OIL Group and employing a staff of 100 individuals, “Coral Gas” will continue to invest, among other things, in the growing market of Autogas (as alternative fuel) as well as in the new ILL cartridge (equipped with Internal Leak Limiter), the composite GoGas cylinders and the standard cylinders equipped with the special FLV valve (Flow Limiter Valve), all innovative products that increase the safety level for its customers in the Greek LPG market.Combining the know-how and flexibility of the MOTOR OIL Group with the global experience and expertise of Shell, “Coral Gas” is in a position to supply its customers with the best, safest and more reliable LPG products and services in the market.

Website: www.coralgas.gr

 

Dorian LPG

Dorian LPG is a pure-play LPG shipping company and a leading owner and operator of modern VLGCs. Dorian LPG currently has four modern VLGCs and one pressurized LPG vessel on the water. Dorian LPG has 18 ECO VLGC newbuildings due for delivery in 2014, 2015 and 2016 from HHI and Daewoo Shipping and Marine Engineering Ltd., including the 13 that it acquired from Scorpio Tankers. Dorian LPG has offices in Connecticut, London, and Piraeus.Dorian LPG is incorporated in the Republic of The Marshall Islands.

Website: www.dorianlpg.com

 

GTT

As a leading engineering company in containment systems for the shipping and storage in cryogenic conditions of LNG (liquefied natural gas), GTT offers engineering, consultancy, training, maintenance support and technical design services. Approved by leading classification societies, its technologies are underpinned by a substantial return of experience over many decades.

 

Website: www.gtt.fr

 

Humble Energy Website: www.humble.energy

 

 

 

Lloyd’s Register

Lloyd’s Register (LR) is a global engineering, technical and business services organisation wholly owned by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a UK charity dedicated to research and education in science and engineering. Founded in 1760 as a marine classification society, LR now operates across many industry sectors, with over 9,000 employees based in 78 countries. We have a long-standing reputation for integrity, impartiality and technical excellence. Our compliance, risk and technical consultancy services give clients confidence that their assets and businesses are safe, sustainable and dependable. Through our global technology centres and research network, we are at the forefront of understanding the application of new science and technology to future-proof our clients businesses.

Webiste: www.lr.org

Maritime Labs (A.K.Maritime Lab LTD.)

 

Nanophos: Pioneering Nanotechology

NanoPhos SA was founded in 2005 with a vision to transfer innovation from the laboratory to everyday life, utilizing the power of nanotechnology. By harnessing nanotechnology, NanoPhos seeks to create a more comfortable, safe and trouble-free living environment. The products of NanoPhos constitute result of study by Greek researchers, they are 100% produced in Greece and exported to more than 25 countries in Europe, Middle East, Asia and America. In 2008 NanoPhos was distinguished by Bill Gates for innovation and received the first prize of Innovation and Sustainability in the 100% Detail International Tradeshow in London. By taking advantage of the nanoparticles benefits for the end user, NanoPhos provides solutions for common problems such as moisture, mould and thermal insulation. It also provides high quality, reliable and environmentally friendly chemical products for water repelling, thermal, cleaning and for protecting surfaces such as tiles, walls, metals, cement to add functionality and boost energy efficiency in buildings and construction projects. The products are patented, awarded, high-quality and high-technology craft materials, which are certified by International Classes. In 2014 NanoPhos decided to transfer all its experience and success from the construction market to marine coatings. NanoPhos Marine is established to bring innovative solution to Maritime industry. By taking advantage of unique properties of nanotechnology invents clever materials to solve common needs such as fouling growth, sea water corrosion, incident heat radiation and accumulation of salt deposits. Antifouling coatings with no metal oxide biocides, thermal insulating paints and self-cleaning protection are only some of the product enhancements nanotechnology can offer. Nanophos Marine product portfolio includes 25 products focusing on maintenance, cleaning, hull protection, antifouling and fuel saving.

Website: www.nanophos.com/gre/

 

ORFEUS Marine Transport Corp.

Orpheus Marine Transport Corporation (OMTC) is a ship-management company based in Athens, Greece. OMTC operate a very modern fleet of high-specification, fuel-efficient vessels in the Dry-Bulk and Tanker sectors. All vessels are built at the world’s most reputable shipyards to ensure the best build-quality, steelwork and technical innovation available. OMTC uses Lyras Maritime Ltd. as exclusive London Agents, benefitting from the extensive experience and contacts of the Lyras Family

Website : www.orpheusmarine.com

 

SQE MARINE

SQE MARINE is the dedicated Consulting Services Provider of the SQE Group. Mission of SQE MARINE is to provide Maritime Safety, Quality & Environmental Consulting, operating a DNV–GL Certified Training Center and a LLOYDS ISO 9001 certified management system. At a glance:

  • Established 1998
  • 10,000 plus Ship Manuals Developed
  • 500 plus Management Systems Developed
  • 1000 Plus Clients served

Website:www.sqemarine.com

 

Trojan Marinex

Our ballast water treatment systems are purpose-built for the marine environment, and provide filtration + UV treatment in a single, compact unit. Together with an effective ballast water management plan, our systems help shipowners stop the spread of aquatic invasive species. Direct access to nearly 40 years of industry-defining water treatment expertise, in combination with steadfast backing, has enabled us to create a suite of ballast water treatment systems unlike any other. Trojan Marinex is part of the Trojan Technologies group of businesses. Collectively, this group is dedicated to providing water confidence and has played an important role in the development of many of today’s water treatment innovations. Several of the products developed by these businesses are installed in large applications around the world, and are relied upon to effectively treat the most challenging of waters. Trojan Technologies is part of Danaher Corporation’s (DHR : NYSE) water quality platform. Danaher is a Fortune 150 global science and technology leader, with over $16 billion in revenue in 2016.

Website: www.trojanmarinex.com

 

UK P&I Club

The UK P&I Club is one of the oldest P&I clubs in the world. It provides Protection and Indemnity insurance in respect of third party liabilities and expenses arising from owning ships or operating ships as principals. One of the largest mutual marine protection and indemnity organisations it insures over 200 million tonnes of owned and chartered ships from more than fifty countries across the globe. The UK P&I Club gives you security with its A (Stable) Standard & Poor’s rating and accessibility with a claims service on hand in 350 ports. Its on-the-spot help and local knowledge is unmatched. As is its ongoing response to the changing environment and your changing needs. Its continuing experience, size, coverage and service mean unparalleled specialist skills and expertise developed to a level of sophistication seldom seen in our field. All this is available to you as a Member and to the masters and managers of your ships.

Website: www.ukpandi.com

 

GREEN4SEA Conference addressed key fuel challenges towards 2020  

The 2018 GREEN4SEA Conference successfully concluded on Wednesday 7th of March, at the Lighthouse at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), attracting 750 delegates from 20 countries representing a total of 350 organizations. The event organized by GREEN4SEA and sponsored by MacGregor and Wärtsilä as the lead sponsors and SKAI in the media for the event coverage. Other sponsors included:  ABS, Alfa Laval, American Club, Arcadia Shipmanagement Co Ltd, ARGO NAVIS, Capital Ship Management, Consolidated Marine Management Inc, Coral Gas, Dorian LPG, GTT, Humble Energy, Lloyd’s Register, Maritime Labs, NanoPhos, Orpheus Marine Transport Corp., SQE MARINE, Trojan Marinex and UK P&I Club. The event brought together global experts who focused on the recent and future challenges towards a more sustainable shipping industry.  Experts shared their views for compliance with the forthcoming sulphur cap and provided feedback on BWMC implementation issues. In addition, alternatives options for compliance towards 2020 were presented such as LNG, LPG, SRF Energy Pellets, scrubbers and wind propulsion and finally latest developments that prove steps towards further decarbonization were discussed.  Presentations were given in six panels as follows:   Panel No. 1 – Green Shipping Perspectives In his presentation, Mr. Anthony Vourdahas, Engineer OEP, ABS, attempted to clarify the regulatory landscape facing ship operators and owners for 2020 and beyond. The increasing environmental compliance requirements, such as the 2020 global sulphur cap, the upcoming IMO Data Collection System (DCS) as well as the reduction of GHG, BWM and EEDI, add complexity for ship operators particularly when markets are also challenging, while all of these have impacts on vessel’s design and operations and may lead to the need to invest in new additional equipment for new buildings and existing vessels. Mr. Sotiris Raptis, Senior Policy Advisor for Environment and Safety, EcoPorts Coordinator, ESPO, focused on the position of European ports on the revision of the Port Reception Facilities (PRF) Directive, recently published by the European Commission. The fee system introduced by the current Directive whereby ships are paying a fixed minimum fee when calling at a port has certainly contributed to the delivery of increased quantities of waste on shore. European ports understand that strengthening this incentive policy is part of the current proposal. However, introducing a fee system whereby ships can deliver unlimited amounts of garbage for a fixed fee seems to be a severe and unacceptable divergence from the ‘polluter pays’ principle. Mr. David Nichol, Regional Loss Prevention Executive, Thomas Miller P&I (Europe), emphasized on bunker spills, examining the root causes and what loss prevention measures can be implemented to combat them. Mr. Nichol noted that spills into the marine environment relating to routine bunkering operations continue to occur with worrying regularity. Bunker spills, even in relatively limited quantities, may result in very high value claims for recovery of pollutants, clean up, restoration operations and third party damages running into seven figure dollar sums. In addition, ship owners and crews may also be exposed to heavy fines and criminal prosecution With his presentation “Hull Coatings Technologies”, Dr. Ioannis Arabatzis, CEO, Nanophos, attempted to clarify the misty landscape of underwater marine coatings, for non-chemists. He namely presented contemporary chemical technologies in the market, in a simplified, understandable way and formulated the checkpoints for a successful selection of a hull coating system. Moving further, he also underlined the trends in relevant technologies and the pathway of developing smart and functional coatings for a greener operational pattern, while he also cited top tips for selecting an AF system. Panel No. 2 – 2020 Options Mr. Apostolos Belokas, Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA presented the preliminary findings of the ‘2020 SAFETY4SEA Fuel Options Survey’ highlighting that the majority of responders believe a postponement of 2020 sulphur cap deadline is possible, similar to BWM Convention. Feedback from the survey reveals that momentum is extremely difficult; all options will work in the market and other options such as LPG and batteries may arise initially in small segments. Mr. Belokas concluded that many seem to prefer a ‘wait and see’ approach with respect to Sulphur cap compliance and certainly market will be distorted. Strongest “players” may increase market share, weakest may disappear while there may be a rise in penalties Mr. Stylianos Mavrelos, Technical Director, Capital Ship Management, addressed different compliance options and ULSFO availability. As postponement of the Sulphur cup regulation seems unlikely, due to a number constraints presented, the majority of the vessels will continue burning ULSFO and or MGO.  Refiners are not investing in desulfurizing fuel, instead they are developing, a variety of blended low Sulphur fuels. These fuels will be available at least in the major bunkering ports, but as there is no guarantee, a vessel bunkering at one port will be able to pick up a compatible LSFO at the next port; the industry needs to be prepared, as there are safety concerns when using such fuels. Mr. Antonis Trakakis, Technical Manager, Arista Shipping participated at the panel introducing briefly the ‘Project Forward’, a Joint Development Project promoting the adoption of LNG as a marine fuel, suggesting the design of a Kamsarmax size bulk carrier which reduces the cost of transportation at sea, modernizes the shipping industry and defines the new standard of vessel for IMO’s 2020 emission rules. The project, conceived in 2013 and funded by Arista Shipping, has received the 2018 GREEN4SEA Clean Shipping Award. Mr. Trakakis highlighted that LNG is currently at a mature stage and while there is limited availability of bunkering station, there are a lot of developments underway. Mr. Frantzeskos Kontos, Technical Manager, Prime Marine Management joined the panel discussion noting that scrubbers could be considered as a valuable option for compliance with the Sulphur cap; the fact that there are already many experts in the industry is positive, as it reduces uncertainty with this technology. The regulation is imminent; therefore each solution should be examined before taking a final decision, considering the cost implications. Keynote Address With the completion of Panel 2, a Keynote Speech by Dr. Gratsos, Chairman, HELMEPA, was followed which addressed  effective decarbonization actions of the shipping industry. Dr. Gratsos stressed to prioritize our goals having on top global warming and health issues.  While other transport modes emit more than shipping, our industry should focus on more energy efficient hull designs to move forward. To improve shipping’s already very good environmental performance we must think clearly, free of ideological constraints and avoid meaningless, unnecessary complications, Dr. Gratsos further advised. Panel No. 3 – Fuel Alternatives towards 2020 Mrs. Mélodie Noris, Business Development Manager, LNG as Fuel Division, GTT, focused on LNG as a solution stating that it is the only mature solution directly compliant with all current pollution regulations.  Mrs. Noris underlined that tomorrow’s main challenge for LNG as marine fuel is safety, with respect to safe operations, reliable systems and reliable industrial partners and presented how GTT is ready to answer to the demand. Dedicated solutions, oriented to shipowners offer maximum autonomy and optimize vessel capacity, as well as the highest standard in LNG fuel gas system safety. Mr. Nikos Xydas, Technical Director, WLPGA the World LPG Association, examined the use of LPG as a marine alternative fuel, one of the most compliant solutions for the reduction of exhaust emissions in light of 2020 IMO regulations. It is a fuel immediately available everywhere, offering short payback periods, low investment costs and lower sensitivity to fuel price scenarios compared to other alternatives. It is characterized by low emissions of particles, NOx and nearly zero Sox. This and much more, the WLPGA highlights in its new report “LPG for Marine Engines – The Marine Alternative Fuel” dedicated to the use of LPG in the marine sector. Mr. Aleksey Nikulin, Chief Technology Officer, Humble Energy, noted in his presentation that a greener and cheaper fuel alternative is available to the shipping industry using current technology. Humble Energy’s initiative builds on their extensive Energy from Waste expertise and research into solid fuel propulsion systems that use Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) Energy Pellets as an energy source to solve the MARPOL issue facing the shipping industry.  This technology will cut SOx, NOx and GHG emissions and dramatically reduce fuel bills. Mr. Gavin Allwright, Secretary, ISWA provided an overview of wind assisted marine projects. There are currently different technologies for wind ships while perception and infrastructure are among the key barriers for wind propulsion as an option. While few years ago, industry thought ‘why wind propulsion’ by 2026, he said, industry will discuss about ‘how’ to adopt the technology. Concluding his presentation, Mr. Allwright referred to Peace Boat ecoship project and to ways for the development of wind propulsion hubs. Support R&D and training/education to increase the pool of skills available to the sector and industry as a whole are imperative among others to promote further wind technology. Panel No. 4 –Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Mr. Ole-Johan Øby Svendsen, Sales Manager, Wartsila Water Systems, argued on how to customize a scrubber system to fit the operators’ need for new builds and retrofits as well as to make a feasible installation process for retrofit installations. Customizing the scrubber system is mainly done by choosing the most feasible system for the vessels trading route and optimizing the system for the operational profile of the vessel. Making a smooth retrofit process is all about controlling the value chain as well as applying a feasible installation concept. Mr. Panayiotis Mitrou, Marine & Offshore Technology & Innovation Manager, LR, presented the risk and opportunities of scrubbers.  Fuel prices make exhaust gas cleaning attractive for commercial operators he said, while decarbonization and further regulatory requirements will inevitably challenge any scrubber uptake trend by the end of the decade. He advised the audience to act now and considering that scrubbers are not risk-free, the best medicine to risk is swift payback which may come with early adoption. Scrubbers will continue offering adequate net returns over a long period of time and scrubbers net returns can hedge you against weak freight rates, he concluded. Mr. Andreas Zontanos, Partner, Argonavis,  provided a recap of what we know and what we do not and perhaps why, with respect to the exhaust emission abatement, ahead of the 2020 sulphur cap, noting that a lot of interest from potential retrofitters reached the makers, but has not resulted in orders yet. As a consultant to shipowners and shipmanagers, Mr. Zontanos said there are too many uncertainties to allow for a reliable calculation on which the wise choice would be: the fuel price difference, the cost and duration of installation and commissioning, the reliability of the equipment and the durability of the materials. Panel No. 5 – BWTS Makers Panel  Mr. Lars Bo Kirkegaard, General Manager (Sales), BWMS, Wärtsilä, argued on several aspects of BWMS technology. He talked about retrofitting ballast water management systems, which is a solution to help operators meet legislation and reduce impact on the marine environment by making feasible what appears to be complex, risky and costly. He also provided a summary of what operators should know post MEPC 71 with respect to BWMS regulations set by both IMO and US, while he emphasized on Wartsila’s online ballast training. Mr. Peter Sahlén, R&D Manager, PureBallast, Alfa Laval, talked about the route to IMO G8 revised guidelines (2016) and USCG type approval. Providing a recap of how the new robust 2016 G8 testing guidelines were adopted, he cited what are the new conditions and informed about the IMO revised G8 Certificate, which gives vessel owners peace of mind in planning future-proof fleet retrofit installations. A key point of his presentation was also the USCG zero hold-time. Some vessel owners have expressed concern over the 72h holding time required to make the USCG CMFDA method work. Alfa Laval completed testing without holding time in Q3 2017. In his presentation, Mr. Juha Kiukas, Sales Director, Trojan Marinex, noted that ballast water testing is expensive and time consuming and consolidation in BWTS market will accelerate. He referred to recent USCG policy letter regarding inoperable systems and clarified that lack of consumables does not meet the ”stops of operating properly” clause and also ships with inoperable BWT system due to BWT system makers bankruptcy and non-availability of spare parts or chemicals will not receive special consideration. Mr. Kiukas believes that the market is becoming more mature, therefore around 20 Type Approvals are expected up to 2019. Panel No. 6 – BWMC Implementation Issues Mr. Antonios Georgantzis, Technical Manager, Consolidated Marine Management, talked about implementation issues on BWM Convention from a ship manager’s perspective. Following the entry into force of the BWM Convention and the certification of a number of systems from USCG, the future challenges are on the establishment of solid and proper contingency plans for enabling to respond into a system’s failure, upgrade of installed systems to meet USCG requirements and finally retrofit installations. CMM’s experience shows that early preparation, training of involved personnel, careful and detailed planning and establishment of response plans are key elements to be adhered to into the whole process. In his presentation, Mr. Andreas Nicolaou, CMO-Biochemist, Maritime Labs, said ballast water compliance testing is an integral part of any BWTS installed on vessels. The testing procedure as described by EPA-VGP and IMO regulations has a dual significance. Results confirm the efficiency or potential problems of the system to the port authorities and to the ship owner/manager. Ballast systems are expensive and complicated equipment and it certainly makes sense to perform regular testing in order to keep them running smoothly and efficiently Concluding the last panel of the conference, Mr. Andreas Kokkotos, Partner, Argonavis, discussed the highlights of a BWTS retrofit which directly and indirectly affect the cost of the project. He stressed that the quality of a BWTS project is related to its cost: neither a low nor a high final bill but the successful commissioning and certification of a BWTS, finished at the pre-estimated date and at the pre-estimated cost make a quality project. As such, he cited what are key steps for operators in order to reduce costs without affecting the quality, as well as what they should not do to reduce retrofit costs.   All sessions ended with a round table discussion in which the audience exchanged ideas with high level experts of international repute on technological developments. Finally, Apostolos Belokas as the Forum Chairman thanked the delegates for their participation, the sponsors for their support and the speakers for their excellent presentations and also the organizing team of the event for their contribution towards forum objectives.  

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The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center is a complex in the bay of Phaliron in Athens which includes new facilities for the National Library of Greece and the National Opera, as well as the 210,000 m² Stavros Niarchos Park. It is fully accessible to general public and  strives to ensure that everyone is welcome and has access to the programs and services offered. The hill of the Park which is the biggest part of it, is also accessible by everyone. The touring towards the top of the hill is possible through the Park’s walks and the planted rooftops of the buildings, reaching 32 meters height. The material of the walks’ ground layer (stabilized ceramic floor) and the incline of the Park which is 3-5%, allow all visitors to move around the Park easily, which is also accessible to parents with strollers and people with mobility limitations. By Car From Piraeus: Peiraias _new Keep driving on Mikras Asias Avenue which at the Peace and Friendship Stadium is renamed to New Posidonos Avenue towards Kallithea. As soon as you get off the New Posidonos Avenue keep straight on the Old Posidonos Avenue towards Palaio Faliro and Turn left at Epameinonda Street. Continue straight for two blocks and turn right at Peisistratou Street. Continue straight until the intersection of Peisistratou and Sachtouri Street, where the entrance of the SNFCC’s parking space is located. From Athens – Andrea Syggrou Avenue: Athina Follow Andrea Syngrou Avenue with direction towards Glyfada – Piraeus. Αt the junction with signage Piraeus/Glyfada at the end of Syggrou Avenue, follow the left side of Syggrou Avenue that leads to Piraeus and then turn right at the entrance of the SNFCC. Drive on the roundabout and take the first exit. Continue straight following the signs where the entrance of the SNFCC’s parking space is located.   From Posidonos Avenue(Glyfada)– South Suburbs:  Glyfada Follow Posidonos Avenue and at the point where the Avenue is divided with Syggrou Avenue keep left and follow the direction towards Piraeus. Keep right and take the first  exit, which leads to the roundabout of the SNFCC’s parking space.

By Bus or by Metro & Bus

Buses: From the Center of Athens

Lines Β2, 550: These lines pass through the metro station Syggrou Fix where you can change means of transport. Getting off at the “Onasseio” stop on Syggrou Avenue southbound, head south in the direction of the sea, up to Evripidou Street (junction with Syggrou Avenue by-lane).

From Pireaus Lines A1, B1, 130, 217, 860: Getting off at the “Tzitzifies” stop on Ethnarchou Makariou Avenue. Move on the avenue towards Glyfaga, then left onto Epaminontas Street and finally right onto Peisistratou Street.

  • 130: Piraeus – Nea Smyrni  (Tzitzifies Stop from Piraeus; Delta Stop to Piraeus)
  • 217: Piraeus – Dafni Station (Tzitzifies Stop from Piraeus; Delta Stop to Piraeus)
  • 550: Kifissia – Palaio Faliro (Evgenideio Stop, Syggrou Avenue northbound, Onassio Stop southbound)
  • 860: Palaio Faliro – Schisto (Tzitzifies Stop from Piraeus; Delta Stop to Piraeus)
  • Α1: Piraeus – Voula (Tzitzifies Stop from Piraeus; Delta Stop to Piraeus)
  • Β1: Piraeus – Ano Glyfada (Tzitzifies Stop from Piraeus; Delta Stop to Piraeus)
  • Β2: Academia – Agios Kosmas (Evgenideio Stop, Syggrou Avenue northbound, Onasseio Stop southbound)

By Tram

From the “Τzitzifies ” stop, walk towards the Navarhou Votsi street and then turn right at Peististratou street. At Peisistratou and Sahtouri street you will find the entrance of the SNFCC through its parking.

By Trolley Line 10 from Chalandri Square to the Epaminonda stop. Walk towards Peisistratou and Sahtouri street and you will find the entrance of the SNFCC through its parking. Οn foot The following entrances are open for entering the SNFCC: • Evripidou & Doiranis (entrance for the SNFCC Visitors Center) • Evripidou & Irakleous • Evripidou & Dimosthenous (entrance for the Running Track) • Peisitratou & Sachtouri (entrance for the Parking of the SNFCC) • Esplanade Pedestrian Bridge

By bicycle

Bicycle parking spaces are available at the entrance of the parking of the SNFCC (Peisistratou and Sahtouri Street) as well as the Visitors Center (Eyrypidou and Doiranis). The parking of bicycles in these areas is under the responsibility of the owner / holder for any damages arising (theft, damage, etc.).

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