The dramatic changes in Shipbuilding Industry, driven by environmental regulations related to GHG emissions, alternative fuels adoptions, innovative energy-saving technologies (WASP, air lubrication, hybrid solutions, CO2 capture, fuel cells, ammonia, synthetic and bio fuels etc..), challenge the decision makers on their next investment decision with regards to the proper selection on the kind and extent of the investment for their fleet expansion and/or renewal.
On the other hand, the prevailing economic and market situation forced the Shipbuilding industry worldwide in radical restructuring and reorganization especially at Far East yards.
OCK NSS have established Direct and close personal relations with the commercial & technical section of all world Shipbuilders organization, Design institutions and Research centers obtained and developed in the course of last 25 years cooperation experience the opportunities of projects negotiations and contract signings.
OCK NSS, in close cooperation with owners and shipyards, can offer the complete solution comprising:
- Excellent contacts with most worldwide shipyards.
- NB ships opportunities technically and commercially.
- Consultancy service for upgrading of specifications.
- Evaluation and implementation of new green technology.
- Consultancy during technical & commercial negotiations.
- Consultancy during makers’ selection.
OCK NSS team consists of highly educated professionals with long valuable experience in technical and commercial segments committed to offer unrivalled support to our customers
Panos Yannoulis – Chairman
Panos 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 or 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 Technical 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 Association 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.
Basil Galanomatis– Executive Director
Basil is a Naval Architect and Marine Engineer graduated from National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) IN 1977. He started his career as certified sea going engineer and worked in shipbuilding and ship repairs & conversion industry as designer, cost estimator and commercial manager.
He also served shipping companies as superintendent engineer and newbuilding projects manager in charge of projects feasibility studies, cost estimating, shipbuilding contracts negotiations and close following up and monitoring of planning execution and smooth contracts implementation.
Prior to joining Oceanking New Ship Sales Inc., and for a period of two decades, he was the Manager of Newbuilding Contracting Section of a leading shipbroking firm, in charge of, among others, shipyards background assessment and evaluation of prospective business opportunities to be proposed to clients, shipbuilding contracts technical and commercial negotiations.
Costas Hassiotis, Business Development Director
Costas holds a First Class Honors B.Sc. degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (U.K.). He also holds a Master of Science (MS) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as well as in Management Studies (M.Sc.) from Durham University (U.K.).
He began his career as Technical Manager of British Shipbuilders in Greece, until the mid-80s when he founded OCEANKING in which he is presently the CEO Vice President.
Costas Hassiotis is a member of the Hellenic Institute of Marine Technology and a founding member of the Hellenic Branch of the British Institute of Marine Engineers and Naval Architects. He is also member in many other professional bodies and Associations.
Apostolos Bekiaris, Commercial Director
Apostolos is a Mechanical and Marine Engineer graduated from Strathclyde University.
Apostolos has an over 30 years rich experience in shipbuilding, ship repairs & conversions production and planning, marine equipment procurement and marketing, with specialization in exhaust gas emissions control systems, energy efficiency propulsion arrangements, LNG cryogenic gas technology applications etc.
Carola Yannouli, Finance Director
Carola is a Naval Architect & Marine Engineer graduated from Technical University of Athens and hold a Management and Business Administration from INSEAD.
She has over 15 years’ experience in marine engineering, GHG emission reduction technologies, financial planning, and reporting, implementing policies and improving financial processes.
Raphael Spyridon, Coordinator-Assistant NB Broker
Raphael is a graduate from the University of Aegean with a degree in Shipping Trade and Transport and has also studied Shipping Business, Economics, Chartering and S&P at the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers – Hellenic Management Centre. He worked, before, as a Dry Cargo Chartering and S&P assistant broker.