1st Day

09:00 – 09:30


09:30 – 10:00


  • Nektarios Santorinios, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Shipping and Islands Policy
  • Petros Kokkalis, Municipal Councillor for Local Economic Growth & Entrepreneurship, Piraeus Municipality
  • Vassilios Korkidis, President, Piraeus Chamber of Commerce & Industry

10:00 – 10:20


Ilias Efthymiopoulos, Gen. Director, Aegean Energy & Environment Agency (AEGEA)

10:20 – 10:40

Smooth sailing towards a sustainable future? The need for a multilevel governance challenge

Harry Geerlings, Prof. Erasmus University, Rotterdam

10:40 – 11:00

Τhe Green Cruise Port Project (GCP)

Hans-Ulrich Wolff, Wissenschaft & Praxis marine, Communication Manager GCP

11:00 – 11:20

Paving the Way to a Smarter, Stronger, Greener Port Electrical Grid

Roberto Bernacchi, Smart Ports Global Product Manager,ABB

11:30 – 11:45

Coffee Break

11:45 – 12:05

The “DocksTheFuture” Project

Alexio Picco, Business Development and funding Director, CIRCLE

12:05 – 12:25

SMARTenerifePORT, a Case Study

Santiago Yanes, Unit Manager of Industrial Facilities, Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife

12:25 – 12:45

Sustainable Policies of European Ports

Sotiris Raptis, Senior Advisor Environment and Safety, European Port Organization (ESPO)

12:45 – 13:05

Views and initiatives on Greener Ports and Sustainability

Chris Wooldridge, Science Coordinator EcoPorts, Senior Trainer EcoSLC, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Cardiff University, UK

13:15 – 14:00

Light Lunch

14:00 – 16:00

Parallel Workshop: Small & Islands Ports Management (for Local Authorities & Port Authorities)

Moderators: Chris Wooldridge (Science Coordinator EcoPorts), Vasilios Tselentis (Professor in Marine Environment, Head of Marine Sciences Laboratory, Dept. of Maritime Studies, University of Piraeus)

2nd Day

09:30 – 10:00


10:00 – 10:20

Perspectives for the Piraeus Port in the New Era

Prof. Constantinos I. Moutzouris, President, University of West Attica

10:20 – 10:40

Developing an Insular Transport Equivalent From Theory to Implementation

Maria Lekakou, Professor of Maritime Economics, Dept. of Shipping, Trade and Transport, University of the Aegean

10:40 – 11:00

Zero Emissions Ports

Nikitas Nikitakos, Professor, Dept of Shipping, Trade & Transport, Head of the Laboratory for ‘Νew Technologies in Shipping, Transport & Islands Development’, University of the Aegean, Chios

11:00 – 11:20

Ship Emissions Measurements with Unmanned Aerial Systems/the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) project

Athanassios Yamas, Principal Advisor, ALTUS LSA

11:20 – 11:40

Funding Instruments & Financing Schemes for Port and Shipping Infrastructure

Dimitrios V. Lyridis, Associate Professor, School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, NTUA, Director of the Laboratory for Maritime Transport

11:40 – 12:00

Project Financing Ships, Transportation and Infrastructure in the EU: Rising Investing Perspective Against Shrinking Banking World

Yiorgos Andrianopoulos, CFO for the Project Finance | Maritime | Corporate Business Unit, IFPA

12:00 – 12:20

12:20 – 13:00

Q & A

Snack & Coffee Break

13:00 – 13:20

Low Carbon Port Management in SME Ports: a Road for Innovation?

Wim Stubbe, Business Development Manager, Port of Oostende, Belgium

13:20 – 13:40

The Advantages of Ship Electrification & Use of Renewable Energy in Ports & Islands

Panayiotis Mitrou, Hellenic Lloyd’s S.A.

13:40 – 14:00

LNG as an alternative marine fuel; Developments and perspectives

Maria Theodoridou, Poseidon MED II Project Management Team, Associate, Corporate Development Activities Division, DEPA S.A.

14:00 – 14:20

Environmental Education and Port Management in Linaria Port, Skyros Island

Kyriakos Antonopoulos, President of the Board, Skyros Port Fund Authority

14:20 – 15:00

Discussion – Conclusions