Dimitrios V. Lyridis
Associate Professor, School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Director of the Laboratory for Maritime Transport
Dimitrios V. Lyridis is an Associate Professor in the area of Maritime Transport in the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NA&ME) at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). He is currently Head of the Laboratory for Maritime Transport (LMT) of NTUA. He has a Diploma in NA&ME from NTUA, an M.S. in NA&ME (Marine Systems Management) from the University of Michigan (UM), an M.S.E. in Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE) from UM, and a Ph.D. in NA&ME from UM as well. His main scientific areas of interest are maritime economics, logistics, shipping finance, maritime transportation, and energy economics. He has undertaken a large number of research and industrial projects in maritime transport, shipping finance, and energy (including cost benefit analyses for investment projects) and he has been involved in applied commercial projects in the areas of ship investment, restructuring, marketing, business and operational planning (including feasibility studies and business plans) for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s) in the EU and in developing countries.
Title: Funding Instruments & Financing Schemes for Port and Shipping Infrastructure
The presentation gives an analysis on financing infrastructure related to ports and shipping such as onshore power supply (cold ironing). It presents several options of funding and financing instruments and schemes from public or private funds (these will be further analysed in IPFA’s presentation). Major business models, namely the Public Sector Scheme, the Private Public Partnership (PPP) Scheme and project bonds etc. are analysed. Οther more innovative funding possibilities such as those based on the blockchain technology or ICOs are also examined. Finally, the funding scheme adopted for the ELEMED project and the onshore power supply for the port of Kyllini is mentioned.