Panos Zachariadis
Technical Director
Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd

Panos Zachariadis is Technical Director of Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd since 1997. The company currently operates 22 bulk carriers. From 1984 to 1997 he was Marine Superintendent in the company's New York office. His 35 year shipping experience spans diverse areas including sea service in bulk carriers and oil tankers, dry dock repairs, new-building supervision, negotiations and specifications, ship operations and chartering. He holds a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering and a MSE degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan.

He has been attending IMO since 2004 as a member of the Greek delegation. He was extensively involved with IMO's Goal Based Standards which review and approve the IACS Common Structural Rules with the intention of more robust and safer ships. He was also instrumental in the Greek study which reversed the IMO decision to make double hull bulk carriers mandatory, and instrumental in development of the new IMO coating standard (PSPC) for all ships' ballast tanks. Currently he is involved in the new IMO environmental regulations for ships. Together with major shipyards he has applied numerous energy saving ideas, some of which have become industry standards.

He has written numerous technical guides, papers and articles and has been awarded the 2011 Efkranti Shipping Personality award for promoting Greek Shipping internationally and the 2017 Hellenic Shortsea Shipowners Association "Shipping Personality" award. Member of Hellenic Chamber of Shipping and Union of Greek Shipowners technical committees, BIMCO Marine Committee, ABS European Technical Committee, LR Technical Committee, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, SNAME, BOD HELMEPA and MARTECMA.