Dr. Kostas G. Gkonis, Secretary General of INTERCARGO, provides his insight into the trends that casualty data have revealed for the shipping industry over the last ten years. Dr. Gkonis says that cargo shift and liquefaction continue to be a great concern for the life on board and the safe carriage of dry bulk cargoes over this period.Read More »
Author: Kostas Gkonis
Dr Kostas G. GKONIS is the Secretary General of INTERCARGO. The Association was established in 1980 with the objective of giving a voice to shipowners, managers and operators of dry cargo vessels and better represent this shipping sector. Its Members commit to a safe, efficient, high quality and environmentally-friendly dry cargo shipping industry. INTERCARGO is an accredited NGO observer at IMO, and a member of the Round Table of International Shipping Associations. Dr Gkonis has over 15 years of experience in industry and academia, with a background combining research with an applied market approach to the problematics of the shipping industry. He holds a PhD in Maritime Transport from the National Technical University of Athens – NTUA (Laboratory for Maritime Transport, School of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering), an M.Sc. in International Business (Manchester School of Management, UMIST) and an M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering with specialisation in energy (NTUA).