Prof. Dr. Orestis Schinas

Short Profile

Since 2008, Orestis Schinas has held the position of Professor for Shipping and Ship Finance at HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration. In 2010 he became the Head of the newly founded Maritime Business School, which combines all of the shipping-related study programmes at HSBA.

After qualifying with distinction from a degree in naval architecture and marine engineering and finishing an MSc in Shipping Management, Professor Schinas completed a doctorate at the National Technical University in Athens on the topic of multi-criteria decision-making techniques in ship finance.

Professor Schinas has many years of broad experience in the maritime and logistics industry. He has held positions as an advisor and project manager, where he contributed his expertise both to the private sector and to public-sector and international corporations. His activities included large-scale corporate projects such as IPOs, port privatisations and start-up projects as well as numerous research and development projects in the areas of finance, shipping and ports. In particular, he has been involved in research initiatives and projects relating to short-sea shipping as well as the human factor in shipping and ports.

Lectures

  • Ship Management
  • Maritime Economics
  • Maritime Policy
  • Ship Finance
  • Decision Theory

Research Areas

  • Green Shipping
  • eMaritime
  • Forecasting (Ship Finance Applications)
  • Port and Hinterland Logistics

Doctoral Students

Hauke Ross
Doctoral Student

Profile

Publications

Journal articles (refereed)

Schinas, Orestis, Ross, H. and Rossol, T. D.. 2018. "Financing green ships through export credit schemes." Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment  65: 300-31.

Iliopoulou, Ch., Kepaptsoglou, K., Schinas, O.. 2018. "Energy Supply Security for the Aegean Islands: A Routing Model with Risk and Environmental Considerations." Energy Policy  113: 608-602. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2017.11.032.

Schinas, O., von Westarp, A.. 2017. "Assessing the Impact of the Maritime Silk Road." Journal of Ocean Engineering and Science  2(3): 186-195. doi:10.1016/j.joes.2017.08.002.

Schinas, Orestis. 2017. "Energy supply security for the Aegean islands: A routing model with risk and environmental considerations." Energy Policy  113: 608-6020. DOI10.1016/j.enpol.2017.11.032.

Schinas, Orestis and Butler, Mark. 2016. "Feasibility and commercial considerations of LNG-fueled ships." Ocean Engineering  2016 (122): 84-96.

Schinas, Orestis, and Christos Stefanakos. 2014. "Selecting Technologies Towards Compliance with MARPOL Annex VI. The Perspective of Operators." Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment  (28): 28-44.

Stefanakos, Ch. and Orestis Schinas. 2014. "Forecasting Bunker Prices; A Nonstationary Multivariate Methodology." Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies  38: 177 - 194.

Schinas, Orestis, and Christos Stefanakos. 2013. "The Cost of SOx Limits to Marine Operators. Results from Exploring Marine Fuel Prices." International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation  7 (2): DOI: 10.12716/1001.07.02.15.

Schinas, Orestis. 2013. "The X-Posse Project." WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs  : DOI: 10.1007/s13437-013-0048-3.

Schinas, Orestis, and Christos Stefanakos. 2012. "Cost Assessment of Environmental Regulation and Options for Marine Operators." Transportation Research Part C Emerging Technologies  (25): 81-99.

Schinas, Orestis. 2009. "Exploring the possibility for hub-and-spoke services in the Greek Coastal System." International Journal of Ocean Systems Management  1(2): 119-134.

Schinas, Orestis, and Stratos Papadimitriou. 2001. "The Mediterranean ports in the era of mega-carriers: a strategic approach." Journal of Japan Institute of Navigation  149: 45-64.

Schinas, Orestis, and Stratos Papadimitriou. 2000. "Approaching the Relative Productivity of Infrastructure in Mediterranean Container Terminals with the Use of DEA." European Research Studies Journal  1 (4): 74ff.

Monographs and edited books

Schinas, Orestis, Carsten Grau and Max Johns, eds. 2014. The HSBA Handbook on Ship Finance. Berlin: Springer.

Schinas, Orestis. 2005. Contemporary Transport Investment Issues of Marine Systems: Application of Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Techniques in Finance. The Case of the Greek Coastal Shipping Companies. Athen.

Papadimitriou, Stratos, and Orestis Schinas. 2003. Introduction to Transportation Systems (in Greek). Athen.

Papadimitriou, Stratos, and Orestis Schinas. 2002. Introduction to Logistics (in Greek). Athen.

Journal articles (non-refereed) / newspaper

Schinas, O., and S. J. Teckle. demnächst. "Improving the M&A Decision Process by using ANP."   : .

Schinas, Orestis. 2018. "Autonomous Ships: Challenges and Fallacies." Greek businessfile  117: 50-51.

Schinas, Orestis. 2018. "Education is the key to survival." Posidonia - The International Shipping Exhibition  : 74.

Schinas, Orestis. 2017. "Cyprus is prepared for a bright future." HANSA International Maritime Journal  6: 20-21.

Schinas, Orestis. 2017. "Greek Shipping: against all odds." HANSA International Maritime Journal  4: 56-57.

Schinas, Orestis. 2016. "Is LNG a feasible alternative to marine bunkers?." NGV Transportation Magazine  28: 15-18.

Schinas, Orestis. 2016. "The Death of a Salesman." HANSA International Maritime Journal  9: 56.

Schinas, Orests and Diakakis, M. . 2016. "Considering LNG as Marine Bunker." Propeller Club Journal  18/33: 10-13.

Schinas, Orestis. 2016. "Greek Shipping: Challenges Ahead!." HANSA International Maritime Journal  6: 22-25.

Schinas, Orestis. 2016. "The New MBA Shipping Programme of the HSBA (in Arabic)." Robban Assafina Magazine  7(42): 80-82.

Schinas, Orestis. 2016. "HSBA launches MBA Shipping 2.0." HANSA International Maritime Journal   2016(5): 44-45.

Stefanakos, Ch., and O. Schinas. 2015. "Fuzzy time series forecasting of bunker."   : .

von Westarp, A., and Orestis Schinas. 2015. "The Problem of Handling Empty Units; a Liner Shipping Operator Perspective." Annual Conference of the International Association  : .

Schinas, Orestis. 2015. "Schienennetzprojekte auf der arabischen Halbinsel; Eine grüne und wettbewerbsfähige Alternative?." Mediterranes, EMA  2015(1): 38-40.

Schinas, Orestis. 2015. "Ringing Bells for Northern Europe." HANSA International Maritime Journal  2015(3): 45.

Schinas, O., and Ch. Stefanakos. 2014. "Application of fuzzy time series techniques in."   : .

Schinas, Orestis. 2014. "Forecasting Bunker Prices: A Nonstationary, Multivariate Methodology." Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies  (38): 177-194.

Stefanakos, Ch., and O. Schinas. 2014. "Application of Fuzzy Time Series Techniques In."   : .

Schinas, Orestis. 2014. "Research Results on Forecasting Bunker Prices." HANSA International Maritime Journal  2014(7): 52-53.

Schinas, Orestis. 2014. "Demystifying Greek Shipping: Facts and Figures." HANSA International Maritime  2014(5): 46-48.

Schinas, Orestis. 2014. "Green Shipping: Fallacies and Drives (in Arabic)." Robban Assafina Magazine  May/June 2014(31): 68-69.

Schinas, Orestis. 2014. "Die deutsche Schifffahrtsbranche ist zu lange unter sich geblieben."   2014(4): 78-79.

Schinas, Orestis. 2014. "An Outline of the Greek Shipping (in Arabic)." Robban Assafina Magazine  July/August 2014(32): 68-99.

Schinas, Orestis. 2013. "Strategies: Against Uncertainty (in Greek)." Logistics and Management  : .

Schinas, Orestis. 2013. "Dismantling intangible barriers towards sustainability: The Case of X-Posse Project." HANSA International Maritime Journal  150 (5): 65.

Schinas, Orestis. 2013. "Risk Management as Change Drive." HANSA International Maritime Journal  150 (5): 66-67.

Schinas, Orestis. 2013. "The Issue of Air Emissions: Challenges for Operators." Robban Assafina Magazine  (25): .

Schinas, Orestis. 2013. "Recent developments in Piraeus and their potential impact." HANSA International Maritime Journal  2013(2): 72-73.

Schinas, Orestis. 2013. "Risk Management in the Maritime Industry (in Arabic)." Robban Assafina Magazine  28(5): 58-59.

Sioris, A., Stratos Papadimitriou, and Orestis Schinas. 2007. "Exploring Possibilities for a Sea-Air Link: a Terminal-Oriented Perspective. An Update." 1st International Conference Competitiveness And Complementarity of Transport Modes, Perspectives for The Development of Intermodal Transport, Chios, May 2007  : .

Book chapters

Schinas, Orestis. forthcoming. "Greening the terminals: Operational and policy considerations." In Handbook of Terminal Planning, ed. by Böse, J.B., Sharda, R., and Voß, S., . Heidelberg: Springer.

Schinas, Orestis. 2018. "Financing Ship of Innovative Technology." In Finance and Risk Management for International Logistics and Supply Chain, ed. by Stephen Gong and Kevin Cullinane, . Elsevier. 167 - 192. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-813830-4.00007-1.

Schinas, Orestis. 2015. "Analysis of the Regulation (EC) No 782/2003 on the prohibition of organotin compounds on ships." In Brussels Commentary on EU Shipping Law, ed. by Werner, Michael J., and Henning Jessen, . .

Schinas, Orestis. 2015. "Directive 1999/32/EC relating to a reduction in the sulphur content of certain liquid fuels and amending Directive 93/12/EEC." In Brussels Commentary on EU Shipping Law, ed. by Werner, Michael J., and Henning Jessen, . .

Schinas, O., and S. Kewitsch. 2014. "Loans and Risk Management Considerations." In The HSBA Handbook on Ship Finance, ed. by Schinas, O., C. Grau, and M. Johns, 33-54. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.

Schinas, Orestis. 2013. "The Issue of Air Emissions: Policy and Operational Considerations." In Contemporary Marine and Maritime Policy, ed. by Xu, J., . New York.

Schinas, Orestis, and C. Dionelis. 2011. "Specialized Planning Issues: Policy Perspective on Sea-Rail and Sea-River Connections." In Handbook of Terminal Planning: Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces Series, ed. by J. Böse & R. Sharda & S. Voß, 399-429. Hamburg.

Schinas, Orestis, and Harilaos N. Psaraftis. 2006. "An Evaluation Model for Forecasting Methodologies Used by Ports." In Transportation Science and Technology, ed. by Goulias, K., 437. Oxford.

Schinas, Orestis, and Harilaos N. Psaraftis. 2006. "Analysis of the Greek Coastal Shipping Companies with a Multi-Criteria Evaluation Model." In Transportation Science and Technology, ed. by Goulias, K., 407. Oxford.

Psaraftis, Harilaos N., and Orestis Schinas. 1996. "Research in Shortsea Shipping: the State of the Art." In 3rd European Research Roundtable Conference on Shortsea Shipping in Bergen, 1996, ed. by Peeters, C., and T. Wergeland, . Bergen.

Schinas, Orestis, and Harilaos N. Psaraftis. 1996. "The Link Between Greece and the Rest of EU Countries: Status and Prospects." In 3rd European Research Roundtable Conference on Shortsea Shipping in Bergen, 1996, ed. by Peeters, C., and T. Wergeland, . Bergen.

Conference proceedings (refereed)

Westarp, Arndt and Orestis Schinas. 2017. "Fuzzy network design under consideration of equipment imbalance costs." Annual Conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists 2017 (IAME 2017).

Schinas, O., Stefanakos, Ch.. 2014. "Application of Fuzzy Time Series Techniques in Bunker Price Forecasting." Annual Conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists, Norfolk VA, USA, July 15-18, 2014.

Stefanakos, Ch., Schinas, O.. 2014. "Application of Fuzzy Time Series Techniques In Wind and Wave Data Forecasting." O shore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2014).

Schinas, Orestis, and Sönke Hartmann. 2010. "Estimating the Cost of Regulation: A Case Study Based on Marpol Annex VI." Proceedings of the IAME Annual Conference, Lisbon, 07.-09. Juli 2010.

Conference presentations (non refereed)

Schinas, Orestis, and Christos Stefanakos. 2013. "The Cost of SOx Limits to Marine Operators: Results from Exploring Marine Fuel Prices." Presentation held at the TransNav Conference, 19.-21. June 2013.

Stafanakos, Christos, Orestis Schinas, and J. Barberakis. 2011. "Regression and Probability Analysis of Dry Bulk Indices." Presentation held at the XIV IMAM Congress, Genoa, 2011.

Schinas, Orestis, Ch. Charakis, and Em. Nikolaidis. 2007. "An Analysis of the Cypriot Maritime Cluster: Feedback from the Industry." Presentation held at the International Conference of IAME in Athens, 2007.

Schinas, Orestis. 2007. "Examining the use and application of Multi -Criteria Decision Making Techniques in Safety Assessment." Presentation held at the International Symposium on Maritime Safety, Security & Environmental Protection, Athens, September 2007.

Papadimitriou, Stratos, and Orestis Schinas. 2004. "Exploring Possibilities for a Sea-Air Link. A Terminal Oriented approach." Presentation held at the International Logistics Congress, Smyrna, November 2004.

Schinas, Orestis, and Stratos Papadimitriou. 2004. "The Adriatic Corridor: Forecast Scenario." Presentation held at the 2nd International Congress on Transportation Research in Greece, Athens, February 2004.

Schinas, Orestis, and Stratos Papadimitriou. 2004. "Fleet Management: Practical Issues and Challenges." Presentation held at the 2nd International Congress on Transportation Research in Greece, Athens, February 2004.

Schinas, Orestis, Stratos Papadimitriou, and H. N. Psaraftis. 2004. "An Update of the Intermodal Link over the Adriatic Sea." Presentation held at the IAME International Conference, Smyrna, 2004.

Schinas, Orestis, D. Lyridis, and Harilaos N. Psaraftis. 2002. "Introducing E-brokerage in European Transport Services: the Case of the PROSIT Project." Presentation held at the ICECR-5, ORMS, Montreal, Canada, October 28th, 2002.

Moreira, A. M., R. A. Ribeiro, E. Declercq, O. D. Schinas, P. Guerreiro, and G. Jansen. 1998. "Optimal Location of Intermodal Terminals in Europe: an Evaluation Model." Presentation held at the 9th EUROFIT, Germany, 1998.

Schinas, Orestis, and Harilaos N. Psaraftis. 1997. "New Frontiers Through Shortsea Shipping." Presentation held at the SNAME, Ottawa, 1997.

Working papers

Schinas, Orestis. 2011. "Legal Structure and Management of Port Terminals: Commercial Issues and Privatisation Options." Working paper, HSBA Working Paper Series.

Schinas, Orestis. 2010. "Legal Structure and Management of Port Terminals: Commercial Issues and Privatisation Options." Working paper, HSBA Working Paper Series.

Other Publications / Presentations

Schinas, Orestis. 2017. "Silk Road: The Chinese Catalyst in the Balkans (in Greek)." In The Greek Logistics Hub is Here, ed. by M. Efthymiatou and F. Dausis. Special Issue of the 6th Supply Chain and Logistics Exhibition, Athens, 4/6.11.2017.

Schinas, Orestis. 2017. "Expert Discussion on the Future of Shipping." Maritime Lounge HSBA Disruptive Business and Digital Challenges. Hamburg, 17.05.2017.

Schinas, Orestis. 2013. "The Issue of Air Emissions: Policy and Operational Considerations." Contemporary Marine and Maritime Policy, Nova Science Publishers Special Reports.  (Study / Whitepaper)

Schinas, Orestis, and Jian Bani. 2012. "Die Auswirkungen einer möglichen EU-weiten Ausdehnung von Schwefelüberwachungsgebieten auf die gesamte europäische Küste." Presentation held at the Ausschuss für Verkehr und Fremdenverkehr des Europäischen Parlaments, Brüssel.  (Scientific presentation)

Schinas, Orestis. 2012. "The Impact of a Possible Extension at EU Level of SECAs to the Entire European Coastline." Detailed Note prepared for the European Parliament.  (Study / Whitepaper)

Schinas, Orestis. 2011. "Islamic Finance: An alternative to Ship Finance (in Greek)." August 11, 2011, Capital Portal.

Schinas, Orestis. 2010. "Give the shipping industry a chance! (in Greek)." December 4, 2010, Naftemporiki.

Schinas, Orestis, D. Lyridis, and Harilaos N. Psaraftis. 2002. "E-brokerage in European Intermodal Chains." Presentation held at the FEES - 2002, University of Piraeus and Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Athens, Greece, June 10-12, 2002.  (Scientific presentation)

Other Activities

Schinas, Orestis. 2017. "Interview given to Mrs. Anna Grimani (in Greek), Expecting a better future for Europe and Greece, Mignatiou.com, 20.11.2017." .

Schinas, Orestis. 2017. "Interview given to Mrs. Dimitra Kyranoudi, Ambition 1:5o Degrees; Carbon Emissions and Shipping, Deutsche Welle." .

Schinas, Orestis. 2017. "Main Presenter at Challenges in Ship Finance, Shanghai, 2017." .

Schinas, Orestis. 2017. "Participation as Expert on Ambition 1,5 Degrees - Carbon Emissions and Shipping, Bonn, 15.11.2017." .

Schinas, Orestis. 2017. "Statement by Prof. Orestis Schinas Permanent Representative of the Union of Comoros IMO Assembly 30th Assembly, 27.11/06.12.2017." . DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.20827.87840.

Schinas, Orestis. 2017. "IMO Head of Delegation at World Maritime Day, London, 28.09.2017." .

Schinas, Orestis. 2017. "IMO Head of Delegation at Marine Environment Protection Commitee, London, 3/7.07.2017." .

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