Thomas J. Pagonis, born in Pireas / Greece, has continued the family tradition and in 1980 he became the 2nd generation shipbroker of “Ploiki Maritime”. During his career, he acquired experience in ship-owing, ship-management, international trade, liner shipping, claims and crisis management. He has published several articles in international and Greek maritime magazines and newspapers. He is a lecturer for Chartering since 1995 in the seminars organized by the Hellenic Shipbrokers Association (H.S.A.), as well as in master classes and maritime courses of various Shipping Colleges. In 2009 and in 2011 he was elected as Vice President of H.S.A and was honored to be the president of its Education Committee. Presently he is occupied as “freight trader” on behalf of a Grain house. Literature and theatre are his hobbies.
Shipbroker – Maritime Education expert.
Served in Merchant ships (tankers/dry cargo) as deck Officer and awarded Master’s Certificate class “C” Educated in England (Shipping). Co-establisher of the Shipbroking firm “OVERSEAS AGENCY LTD” Piraeus (1970) Tought Shipping English in Maritime College in Greece (“Protagoras”) Establisher and up to date Managing Director of the Shipbroking firm “COSMOS SHIPPING CO.S.A.”(1980/….) Member of the consulting committee of the “SOUTHAMPTON INSTITUTE” of U.K. for their branch in Athens (1992/1994) Acted as Maritime Arbitrator on a Laytime Dispute (1999) Co-establisher of the Shipping Seminars on practical matters organized by the “Hellenic Shipbrokers Association.” since 1999 and certified “APPOINTED PRINCIPAL LECTURER” Also co-establisher of the consequent “SHIPBROKING GNOSIS CERTIFICATE” of the H.S.A and Examiner 2004/…. Elected President of the “H.S.A.”(14 years) and Presently Honorary President also President of the “HELLENIC FEDERATION OF SHIPBROKERS AND AGENTS” (2001/2005) President of the “EDUCATIONAL COMMITTEE” of the “H.S.A” Member of the Committee of “EXPERTISE ON SHIPBROKING SUBJECTS” of the “H.S.A.” Member of the Judging Panel of the “LLOYD’S LIST GREEK SHIPPING AWARDS 2004”, Elected Member of the Board of Directors of the PIRAEUS ASSOCIATION FOR MARITIME ARBITRATION Four Terms 2011/…,. Member of the “Hellenic Association for MARITIME LAW” Speaker on “7th BIMCO COURSE “TOWARD BETTER DECISIONS”, Piraeus (1994) Speaker on International Conference “MARITIME CYPRUS ‘99” on “INTERNATIONAL BROKERING IN THE NEW CENTURY” , organized by the – Ministry Merchant Shipping Dept, Cyprus (1999) Multiple speeches /seminars to Shipping Departments of the Universities of “PIRAEUS” and “AEGEAN”(1990/….) Multiple seminars organized by private companies and seminars for the personnel of Greek and Foreign companies (“THENAMARIS”, “TSAKOS GROUP”, “MOTOROIL”, “S.O.M.O.”, “CHALKIS CEMENT”, “PFIZER” , “ELVAL”, “ALUMINIUM of GREECE”,” CORINTH PIPEWORKS”, (1990/…) Visiting Lecturer on MSc of the Shipping Department of the “PUBLIC AEGEAN UNIVERSITY” , Chios, (2005/2008) Visiting lecturer for MBA/MSc at ALBA Graduate Business School at the American College of Greece 2014/….. Clinical Professor of MSc in Maritime Studies at Piraeus University at 2018/2019. Attended the General Assemblies of BIMCO Lisbon (1999)+Istanbul (2000) Attended the General Assembly of “INTERTANKO”, Oslo (2000) Co-organizer and sole moderator of the “1ST GLOBAL SHIPBROKERS FORUM” Piraeus (2001) .