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The Center of Excellence in Shipping, Logistics & Energy (CoESLE) promotes the intellectual, pedagogical and outreach infrastructure necessary to make Greece a leading innovator in logistics, shipping and transportation. Through fostering innovative research, teaching and public outreach in these fields by means of academic programs, fellowships, internships, lectures, policy papers, media productions, symposia and conferences, the CoESLE seeks to help propel Greece’s economic growth.

The CoESLE provides a forum for the interchange of ideas between transport researchers, managers, policy makers and educators from Greece and all over the world, from a perspective that is multi-modal, multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral. In addition to other unique roles, the CoESLE identifies emerging issues and opportunities of a policy, managerial or technical nature that will influence future logistics, shipping and transportation research, policy, management and education. In this way, the Center intends to play a decisive leadership role in linking research and practice.


Providing the Intellectual, Pedagogical and Outreach infrastructure necessary to make Greece a leading innovator in Shipping, Logistics, and Energy.


To be the intersection of education, industry and public policy that drives innovation in Greece’s shipping, logistics, and energy sectors. 


The CoESLE aims to develop and communicate state-of-the-art knowledge and technologies to design, manage and operate innovative, effective, safe and sustainable transportation networks. The methods and solutions we develop will provide high-value solutions to numerous complex socio-economic challenges in transportation and contribute to the overall development of Greece. We establish and expand the intellectual, pedagogical and outreach infrastructure necessary to make Greece a leading innovator in logistics, shipping and transportation through education, research, public policy, and public service. The CoESLE focuses on the creation, development and collaborative networks to facilitate further development in the shipping sector and propose improvements in the energy industry in Greece by means of:

Promoting efficient and sustainable transportation systems
Developing public policy research & advocacy that opens new opportunities for innovation in the shipping and infrastructure industries
Promoting scientific research & educational activities that are responsive to real-time industry challenges

Shipping Reports

ACG Shipping Reports contain analyses (in chronological order) produced by the shipping management research team regarding the maritime shipping industry and shipping companies that could be useful to shipping practicing managers, analysts, scholars, and students.


Georgios Kokosalakis, ScD
Executive Director of the Center of Excellence in Logistics, Shipping and Transportation

Advisory Board Members

Prof. Lily Elefteriadou, PhD
Director, University of Florida Transportation Institute, Gainesville, FL, USA
Bill Halkias, PE, F.ASCE, F.ITE
Managing Director & CEO, Attica Tollway Operations Authority, Attikes Diadromes SA, Athens, GR
Georgia Kournioti
Marketing Director, Telemarketing S.A., Athens, GR
Suzanna Laskaridis
Director, Lavinia Corp and Laskaridis Shipping, Kifisia, GR
Dr. Perikles Nicolaou, PhD
Andreas Pagalos
Senior Vice President & Chief Surveyor, DNV
Prof. Andreas Papatheodorou, FHEA, FTS
President, Hellenic Aviation Society, Athens, GR
Nikolaos Rodopoulos
President & Managing Director, Online Data SA, Kallithea, GR
Dr. Johanna Tzanidaki
Director of Innovation and Development, ERTICO – ITS Europe, Brussels, BE

Academic Advisory Board

Prof. Anna Giannopoulou-Merika
Professor, Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance at Deree – ACG
Christos Sigalas, PhD
Strategic Management, Corporate Finance, Management Accounting, and Maritime Financial Management
Spyros Vougious
Program Director of the MBA in Shipping & MSc in Shipping Management, Alba - ACG


Ioannis Kalaitzidis, PhD
Associate Professor of Cognition and Education at Deree - ACG
Peter Stavroulakis, PhD
Management and International Business
Athena Tsirimpa, PhD
Transport Economist and Modeler, Part Time Faculty, Deree – ACG


Minos Eleftheriou, PhD
Operations and Project Management
Dr. Kelly Gerakoudi-Ventouri
Faculty, Deree - The American College of Greece
Kostas Levetas, PhD
Leading, Managing, and Consulting complex systems and organizations
Maria Progoulaki, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Maritime Human Resources, Management of Multicultural Crew, and Maritime Education and Training
Ioanna N. Pentheroudakis, PhD
Chartering and Maritime Human Resource Management
Andreas Kakouris, PhD
Strategy, Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Nikolaos Reizis, PhD
Development of Sales Networks, Personal and Professional Mobility and Transportation Solutions, Business and Shipping cycles, Sales Planning and Execution, Business Problem solving for the Automotive and Shipping Sectors
Stamatis Theloudis, LL.M.
Maritime Law focusing on ship financing, chartering and Sale & Purchase contracts
Yiannis G. Timagenis LL.B. (Athens), LL.M. (Athens), LL.M. (London), M.C.I.Arb.
Maritime Law
President of the Shipping Management Student Association