Company

probunkers will contribute to the development of LNG marine infrastructure by providing premier and reliable LNG bunkering services. We aim to be among the early movers who will support the future of Sustainable Shipping and Green Energy.

probunkers Holding was established in 2017 in Cyprus. Its headquarters are based in Athens, Greece. The company will have shareholding control over a group of companies operating in the sectors of shipping and energy. The Shipping division will design, build, own and operate a fleet of LNG supply vessels. They will all be single vessel entities owned 100% by probunkers Holding. The Commercial Companies will also be fully owned by the Holding company. The Commercial division will have presence and operate in seven geographical locations across the globe, through local branches; each of them will include operational and crewing departments overseen by three main regional trading offices with sales and customer service departments.

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Our Goals & Objectives are around our:
  • Customers
    Building and maintaining strong customer relations
    Safe, reliable and efficient service
  • Employees
    Always have a diverse, goal-oriented, motivated and ethical TEAM
    Promote, train and give priority to Health and Safety
  • Shareholders
    Meet and exceed shareholder expectations by delivering results
    Create shareholder value by growing our business
  • Society
    Respect and protect the environment
    Be a good and responsible corporate citizen

 

Our Core Values are:
  • Integrity
    Honest, open-minded and ethical conduct of business.
  • Commitment
    Be the Best Global LNG Bunker Physical Supplier.
  • Reliability
    Count on us to deliver efficiently, on time, the correct quantity at the right quality.
  • Respect
    Our customers, employees, Shareholders and the Society.

Dear Stakeholders,

As a company we just begun our journey and made our first steps in 2017 aiming to contribute to the development of LNG marine infrastructure. Our vision is to be the premier global LNG physical bunker supplier that actively supports the future of Sustainable Shipping and Green Energy.

January 2020 is approaching fast. The implementation of the IMO global Sulphur cap of 0.5% will result in a gigantic and historic milestone for the shipping industry.

For the shipping community 2017 has been a year of continued market volatility, improved charter rates and more thorough orders for the New Builds.  LNG gains ground as a marine fuel and has been well received by the industry. Both Carnival and CMA CGM recently ordered their new buildings equipped with Dual-Fuel LNG engines, showcasing their sound support to LNG as a preferred marine fuel.

I anticipate 2018 to be a landmark year for the expansion of LNG as a marine fuel into shipping, with the implementation of new initiatives, LNG technological improvements, commercial progress and infrastructure development.

2017 was the inaugural year of the probunkers project, during which we successfully completed an ambitious set of objectives, remaining within our agreed time plan and budget. I want to highlight the completion of our incorporation, the preparation of our Corporate Governance, the assignment of the crucial project feasibility market study and the initial contact made with key ports.

Moving forward to 2018, our priority will be to efficiently execute our business plan, revise and adjust it where needed, develop the technical side of the project’s feasibility study so that, by the second half of the year, we conduct our first roadshow to investors.

We remain committed towards our shareholders and our key stakeholders, in meeting the challenges of the new era that is emerging in both shipping and bunkering. We are determined to turn the probunkers project into a world-class investment opportunity and fulfill our vision to build a reliable global-scale bunkering network that will support the future of Sustainable Shipping and Green Energy.

Sincerely,

 

Alexander Prokopakis

Chief Executive Officer

Panos Yannoulis – President and Chairman of the BoD

Panos Yannoulis is a naval architect and marine engineer. He has graduated from the University of Genoa, Italy, in 1970. His professional experience covers ship research, ship design, shipbuilding and project management.
During his career, he was in charge, as designer, project manager or shipyard divisional director, of multimillion dollar projects for a variety of ship types and marine structures. He covered top technical managerial positions, namely Newbuilding’s Manager at Hellenic Shipyards, Skaramanga, Greece and Technical Director at Avlis Shipyards, Chalkis, Greece. Presently, he is Partner and President of OCEANKING S.A.
Mr. Yannoulis is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece, the Hellenic Association of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers and a Fellow Member and ex-President of the Hellenic Institute of Marine Technology. Furthermore, he is ex-President of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean (IMAM). He is author of technical papers in technical publications and presented papers in various international and national conferences and seminars on ship design and/or construction matters.

Costas Hassiotis – Executive Member of the BoD

Costas Hassiotis holds a First Class Honors B.Sc. degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (U.K.). He also holds a Master of Science (MS) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as well as in Management Studies (M.Sc.) from Durham University (U.K.).
He began his career as Technical Manager of British Shipbuilders in Greece, until the mid-80s when he founded OCEANKING in which he is presently the Vice President. Costas Hassiotis is a member of the Hellenic Institute of Marine Technology and a founding member of the Hellenic Branch of the British Institute of Marine Engineers and Naval Architects. He is also member in many other professional bodies and Associations.

Alexander Prokopakis – CEO and Secretary of the BoD

Alexander Prokopakis is the CEO of LNG probunkers Holdings and the architect of the probunkers project. Prior to founding probunkers, he served Mamidakis Brothers Group as a senior executive, leading all of the Group’s Shipping, Bunkering and Aviation activities, through its respective companies: JetOil, JetTank and STYGA Compania Naviera. Mr. Prokopakis has over 20 years of professional experience in commercial leadership positions, over which he has attained deep knowledge and expertise mainly in the industry of shipping and bunkering. He is a Graduate of St. John’s University with an MBA in Executive Management and holds a BSc Degree in Business Management from the State University of New York.

Our shareholders share a common vision:

probunkers to become the leading premier LNG bunkering global supplier.

 

 

Oceanking is a technical and commercial marine company established in 1989 with an extensive experience in shipbuilding, shiprepairing, sales and ship operations. The company is certified by LRQA in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 since 2006 and is among the key players in the shipping hub of Piraeus , when it comes to representation, promotion and sales of marine equipment.

Oceanking’s main activities can be summarized as follows:

  • Equipment representatives and suppliers
  • Integrated after sales support services
  • Consultancy in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture
  • Repair Services
  • Specialized equipment
  • Suppliers of systems and equipment for land applications

 

 

ADGF Prokop Ltd. is a special purpose Holding investment company established to invest in the probunkers project. The company intends to further invest in Green Shipping and Bunkering. ADGF owners have extensive experience in Shipping and Bunkering.