Maritime Transport
& Commerce


Main thematic areas
Shipping, Ports, Marinas, Oil & Gas, Marine Environment, Commerce, Sustainable Urban Development, Coastal Cities Development, Coastal Environmental Monitoring, Green Energy Transition, Water sports, Aquaculture, Fisheries
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The Department’s Research Team aims at the involvement of BSc and MSc students in the whole research process, i.e. proposal drafting, project implementation and project monitoring. Additionally, the Research Team aims at the involvement of PhD students in order to further boost the research output capacity of the Department.

The Department of Maritime Transport and Commerce has already established long term achievements in all research fields and aspects;

The main research activities are:
  • Participation in Research Projects either funded or not.
  • Development of research project proposals along with sound Institutions from abroad (RESTART, Interreg, ENI MED, Erasmus+, etc)
  • Participation in public Tenders and conduct research studies on behalf of local and foreign Public and private Institutions
  • Publishing scientific papers in sectoral Journals and Conferences
  • Development of strong links with the business community and the society
  • Development and implementation of professional training courses linking the academic and business sectors

The number of personnel involved in research proposal drafting procedure and/or the project implementation procedures sums up to 29 persons, including permanent, full time, part time, visiting and special teaching personnel. The areas of expertise cover all the aspects of Shipping Markets and Economics, Commodity Trade, Port Economics, Liner Shipping, Logistics and Maritime Regulations, as well as Marine Safety and Environmental aspects.

The team comprises an excellent mix of market oriented and academic staff with strong relationships and synergies with the shipping related Organizations and Institutional Authorities.


PositionNameDepartmentResearch Domain
Research Coordinator Dr Nasia Nalmpanti Maritime Transport & Commerce Innovation Strategies
Unit Member Prof. Philip Rogers Maritime Transport & Commerce Commodity Trades
Unit Member Prof. Patrick A. Donner Maritime Transport & Commerce Commercial Law, Maritime Law
Unit Member Dr Angelos Menelaou Maritime Transport & Commerce International Transportation, Crew Management, Process Management
Unit Member  Dr Michalis Makrominas Maritime Transport & Commerce Finance and Accounting
Unit Member Dr Evi Plomaritou Maritime Transport & Commerce Chartering
Unit Member Dr Emmanouil Nikolaidis    Maritime Transport & Commerce Maritime Economics and International Trade
Unit Member Dr Eleni Tsolaki Maritime Transport & Commerce Mathematics and Statistics
Unit Member Dr Demetris Kletou Maritime Transport & Commerce Marine Environment
Unit Member Dr Ioannis Voudouris Maritime Transport & Commerce Business Law, Competition Law and Contract Law
Unit Member Dr Sotiris Jeropoulos Maritime Transport & Commerce Liner Shipping and Logistics
Unit Member Dr Nicholaos Berketis Maritime Transport & Commerce Marine Insurance
Unit Member Dr Elias Chatzidouros Maritime Transport & Commerce Marine Engineering
Unit Member Capt. Andreas Constantinou Maritime Transport & Commerce

Maritime Policy

Unit Member Carol E. Bailey Maritime Transport & Commerce Research Consultant
Start YearProject TitleLead Partner/ AssigneeFunding fromProject Website
2022 ENVIRONAUT: ENVIRonmental Officer in the NAUtical Tourism industry German Marine Federation (BVWW) Erasmus+
2020 Blue Limassol Environmental Risk Assessment Study Frederick University Limassol Municipality
2019 ECOPORTIL - Environmental Protection of Areas Surrounding Ports using Innovative Learning Tools for Legislation University of Ioannina INTERREG
2018 Productivity Analysis: Haifa vs other European Ports Frederick University Israel Shipyards Port Ltd N/A
2016 EYKINISI – Integrated Telematic Services for Sustainable Urban Mobility Municipality of Rhodes INTERREG (Greece – Cyprus)
2014 E-SHIPPING: E-Learning Platform for the Shipping Industry Department of Merchant Shipping – Cyprus INTERREG (Greece – Cyprus) N/A