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CMA Shipping
38th Annual Expo & Conference
March 21-23, 2023Hilton Stamford | Connecticut, USA

Kostas G. Gkonis, PhD
Director & Secretary General at INTERCARGO (the International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners)


Kostas is a professional with 20 years of experience. His work has been focusing on maritime policy and the industry's environmental soundness, decarbonisation, sustainability, ESG, and innovation.

He holds the position of Director / Secretary General of INTERCARGO since Oct. 2016. During his time, the Association’s membership has more than doubled to currently bringing together 250 forward thinking companies from 30 countries in uniting and promoting quality dry bulk shipping.

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), a M.Sc. in International Business (Manchester School of Management, UMIST) and a M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering with specialisation in energy (NTUA).

Agenda Sessions

  • Keynote Panel Discussion - State of the Maritime Industry