May 20, 2021 11:00 AM
Virtual Event
25 USD

Alternative Finance for Small and Medium Shipowners 2

Part 2 of our successful series, where we explore different means of ship finance. Financing the medium and small shipping companies will be one of the main discussion topics. Our panel of experts (see below) will guide you through a web of questions about the trends and practices of alternative ship financing



  • What are the benefits of the features of Alternative Finance to the global shipping industry?What are the benefits of the features of Alternative Finance to the global shipping industry?
  • What are the owner's requirements from the capital providers?
  • Will pension fund money flow into the international shipping debt markets, and what is required in order for this to happen?
  • Will the maritime green-trend accelerate in case the role of alternative finance in shipping is increasing?
  • Or does an increased role of alternative finance in shipping does not have an impact on the pace of the green trend?
  • Will alternative finance focus more on new-build financing or on second hand?
  • Has/is the Corona situation change the supply of non-bank money to the industry?
  • What will be the future role of European and global banks in the industry (in the context of the increased role of alternative finance providers)?
  • How do shipping companies choose an appropriate lender?
  • Are there any positive tailwinds in the financing space ?
  • Lending has become extremely diverse; what are they most common structures in alternative financing ?
  • How do alternative financiers navigate through the regulations and how can they remain flexible ?
  • What are the uncertainties / concerns around alternative financing ?
  • To what extent do you think alternative financing is becoming mainstream ?
  • Is there competition between banks and alternative capital providers ?
  • How about technology ? what does alternative finance and fintech mean for the shipping industry ?

Speakers & Panelists

Maximilian Otto
Maximilian Otto
Oceanis GmbH
Anthony Argyropoulos
Anthony Argyropoulos
Chief Financial Officer
Michiel Steeman
Michiel Steeman
Managing Partner
Zuyderzee Capital
Harris Antoniou
Harris Antoniou
Founder and Managing Director
Neptune Maritime Leasing Ltd
Stefanos Fragos
Stefanos Fragos
Senior Representative Athens Branch
Pieter van der Burg
Pieter van der Burg
Managing Director
NESEC Fund Management
Stavriana Asprogiannidou
Stavriana Asprogiannidou
Willis Towers Watson

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