Dimitrios Fafalios serves as President/Director of Fafalios Shipping S.A. since 2008. This is a traditional shipping company in the dry bulk sector.
From 1984 to 2008, Mr. Fafalios has held various positions in Fafalios Ltd. London, including Technical manager, Technical Director with responsibilities for vessel Maintenance, Newbuildings, S&P, and Technical support for Chartering, Insurance, Post-Fixture and other departments. He has worked closely with many of the major classification societies and international shipping organisations for rule development and implementation.
Mr. Fafalios has been elected Chairman of Intercargo since January 2019 having been Chairman of its Technical Committee since 2009 and one of the first members of the Technical Committee since 1999.
Since 2009, Mr. Fafalios has been working closely with the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) as an alternate Board Member and in a technical capacity. From 2015 he became a member of the UGS Board of Directors and in 2018 he was elected as Chairman of the UGS Technical Committee (Maritime Safety and Marine Environment Protection Committee).
“The good work of ICS on technical and regulatory matters cannot be underestimated. Coordination with BIMCO, Intertanko and Intercargo has been most effective. ICS provides excellent representation for many of shipping’s sectors including the bulk carrier fleet comprising over 12,000 vessels making it the largest sector of the world fleet in DWT terms”.
Dimitrios Fafalios, Chair Bulk Carrier Panel, President/Director Fafalios Shipping S.A
Mr. Fafalios holds senior positions on ABS, DNV-GL, HCS, ICS, INTERCARGO, LR, NK and UGS committees. Mr. Fafalios has attended IMO on behalf of the Hellenic Republic.
Mr. Fafalios received his B.S.c in Naval Architecture and Ship Building Newcastle upon Tyne University in 1980 and M.S.c in Ocean Systems Management from MIT in 1982.