Dr Christos Kontovas

School of Engineering

Christos Kontovas is Reader in Sustainable Maritime Transportation and Logistics at the School of Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). Dr. Kontovas holds a Diploma (2005) in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and a Ph.D. (2011) in the area of maritime safety and environmental protection, both from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He has previously been an Assistant Professor (2013-2016) at the Departments of Transport and Management Engineering of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). His research focuses on quantitative methods, including cost-benefit, decision and risk analysis, related to health, safety and environmental protection (mainly on ship air emissions). Christos holds an extensive experience from participation in several large-scale EU projects as well from being a member of the Greek delegation to the International Maritime Organization (IMO). While at LJMU, Dr. Kontovas has received more than £160k as Principal Investigator and is involved as co-Investigator in a number of projects. In the past (while at DTU) he has been awarded a competitive FP7 Marie-Curie Career Integration Fellowship (PCIG14-GA-2013-631178 GreenShipping, 2014-2016).

Dr. Kontovas has successfully supervised 1 postdoctoral and 3 PhD projects and is currently supervising 4 PhD students. He has co-authored more than 50 papers, including more than 20 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 7 book chapters and more than 20 full papers in conference proceedings (h-index 13, more than 2,000 citations in Google Scholar).

** Academic appointments **
Reader in Sustainable Maritime Transportation and Logistics (08/2020-)
Senior Lecturer in Maritime Economics, Department of Maritime and Mechanical Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University, (07/2016 - 08/2020)
Assistant Professor, Department of Transport, Technical University of Denmark (02/2014 - 06/2016)


CITATIONS
• more than 2000 in Google Scholar http://scholar.google.dk/citations?user=FT7RajQAAAAJ

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
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### Undergraduate modules ###
# 4105MAR LOGISTICS AND FREIGHT FORWARDING (module leader/sole tutor)
This module examines and analyses the subject of logistics and how it functions. It makes specific reference to the various aspects of logistics and how they work. Specific elements of the logistics function, such as the supply chain, warehousing and methods of transport are covered, as well as the structure of logistics and transport systems.
# 5105MAR ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY (module leader)
Analyses a range of environmental impacts linked to the maritime and logistics sectors, and to appraise regulations and practices which control their effects.
# 5101MAR SHIPPING BUSINESS AND SHIPBROKING (module leader/sole tutor)
Examines and analyses aspects of shipping business and shipbroking which are relevant to the commercial operation of ships, and to provide knowledge and understanding with respect to costs and prices within the sector.
# 6101MAR MARITIME FINANCE AND ECONOMICS (tutor)
To develop a critical awareness of the economic environment in which ships are financed, traded and operated and to analyse a range of managerial issues in the maritime industry, with particular reference to the management of capital and the appraisal of investments.
### Postgraduate modules ###
# 7160MAR INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND GLOBAL TRANSPORT SYSTEMS (module leader) The aim is to develop an understanding of the key influences affecting the international trade market, and to familiarise students with the range of transport options available to an international shipper and provide an insight into operational and economic matters.

Languages

Greek, Modern (1453-)
English
Danish
German

Degrees

2011, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, Ph.D. in Maritime Transportation
2005, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, Diploma (M.Eng.) in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Academic appointments

Reader in Sustainable Maritime Transportation and Logistics, School of Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University, 2020 - present
Senior Lecturer in Maritime Economics, Department of Maritime and Mechanical Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University, 2016 - 2020
Assistant Professor, Department of Transport, Technical University of Denmark, 2013 - 2016

Highlighted publications

Kontovas CA, Sooprayen K. 2020. Maritime Cargo Prioritisation during a Prolonged Pandemic Lockdown Using an Integrated TOPSIS-Knapsack Technique: A Case Study on Small Island Developing States—The Rodrigues Island Sustainability, 12 :7992-7992 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Psaraftis H, Kontovas CA. 2020. Influence and transparency at the IMO: the name of the game Maritime Economics and Logistics, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Kontovas CA. 2020. Integration of air quality and climate change policies in shipping: The case of sulphur emissions regulation Marine Policy, 113 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Psaraftis HN, Kontovas CA. 2014. Ship speed optimization: Concepts, models and combined speed-routing scenarios Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 44 :52-69 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Psaraftis HN, Kontovas CA. 2013. Speed models for energy-efficient maritime transportation: A taxonomy and survey TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART C-EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES, 26 :331-351 DOI Author Url

Kontovas CA, Ventikos NP, Psaraftis HN. 2012. An undated analysis of IOPCF oil spill data: Estimation of the disutility cost of tanker oil spills Rizzuto E, Soares CG. SUSTAINABLE MARITIME TRANSPORTATION AND EXPLOITATION OF SEA RESOURCES, VOL 2, 14th International Congress of the International-Maritime-Association-of-the-Mediterranean (IMAM) :921-929 Author Url

Psaraftis HN, Kontovas CA. 2009. CO2 emission statistics for the world commercial fleet WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs, 8 :1-25 DOI

Journal article

Ishola A, Kontovas CA. 2022. Managing Ship’s Ballast Water: A Feasibility Assessment of Mobile Port-Based Treatment Sustainability, 14 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Kanwal K, Shi W, Kontovas C, Yang Z, Chang C-H. 2022. Maritime cybersecurity: are onboard systems ready? Maritime Policy & Management, :1-19 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Sèbe M, Kontovas CA, Pendleton L, Gourguet S. 2022. Cost-effectiveness of measures to reduce ship strikes: A case study on protecting the Mediterranean fin whale Science of The Total Environment, 827 :154236-154236 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Hassan S, Wang J, Kontovas CA, Bashir M. 2021. An assessment of causes and failure likelihood of cross-country pipelines under uncertainty using bayesian networks Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 218 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Hassan S, Wang J, Kontovas CA, Bashir M. 2021. Modified FMEA hazard identification for cross-country petroleum pipeline using Fuzzy Rule Base and approximate reasoning Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Chang C-H, Kontovas CA, Yu Q, Yang Z. 2020. Risk assessment of the operations of maritime autonomous surface ships Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 207 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Kontovas CA, Sooprayen K. 2020. Maritime Cargo Prioritisation during a Prolonged Pandemic Lockdown Using an Integrated TOPSIS-Knapsack Technique: A Case Study on Small Island Developing States—The Rodrigues Island Sustainability, 12 :7992-7992 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Psaraftis H, Kontovas CA. 2020. Influence and transparency at the IMO: the name of the game Maritime Economics and Logistics, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Sèbe M, Kontovas CA, Pendleton L. 2020. Reducing whale-ship collisions by better estimating damages to ships Science of the Total Environment, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Kontovas CA. 2020. Integration of air quality and climate change policies in shipping: The case of sulphur emissions regulation Marine Policy, 113 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Sèbe M, Kontovas CA, Pendleton L. 2019. A decision-making framework to reduce the risk of collisions between ships and whales Marine Policy, 109 :103697-103697 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Venturini G, Iris Ç, Kontovas CA, Larsen A. 2017. The multi-port berth allocation problem with speed optimization and emission considerations Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 54 :142-159 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Wen M, Pacino D, Kontovas CA, Psaraftis HN. 2017. A multiple ship routing and speed optimization problem under time, cost and environmental objectives Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 52 :303-321 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Psaraftis HN, Wen M, Kontovas CA. 2016. Dynamic vehicle routing problems: Three decades and counting Networks, 67 :3-31 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Zhang A. 2014. The Blackwell Companion to Maritime Economics MARITIME POLICY & MANAGEMENT, 41 :607-609 DOI Author Url

Kontovas CA. 2014. The Green Ship Routing and Scheduling Problem (GSRSP): A conceptual approach Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 31 :61-69 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Psaraftis HN, Kontovas CA. 2014. Ship speed optimization: Concepts, models and combined speed-routing scenarios Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 44 :52-69 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Lyridis DV, Kontovas CA. 2013. Shipping carbonomics CARBON MANAGEMENT, 4 :9-11 DOI Author Url

Psaraftis HN, Kontovas CA. 2013. Speed models for energy-efficient maritime transportation: A taxonomy and survey TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART C-EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES, 26 :331-351 DOI Author Url

Kontovas CA, Psaraftis HN. 2011. CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY IN SHIPPING FOCUSING ON EMISSION STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY MEASURES ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, 10 :1589-1596 DOI Author Url

Psaraftis HN, Kontovas CA. 2011. Balancing the economic and environmental performance of maritime transportation (vol 15, pg 458, 2010) TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART D-TRANSPORT AND ENVIRONMENT, 16 :270-271 DOI Author Url

Kontovas C, Psaraftis HN. 2011. Reduction of emissions along the maritime intermodal container chain: operational models and policies MARITIME POLICY & MANAGEMENT, 38 :451-469 DOI Author Url

Kontovas CA, Psaraftis HN. 2011. The link between economy and environment in the post-crisis era: lessons learned from slow steaming International Journal of Decision Sciences, Risk and Management, 3 :311-311 DOI

Psaraftis HN, Kontovas CA. 2010. Balancing the economic and environmental performance of maritime transportation TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART D-TRANSPORT AND ENVIRONMENT, 15 :458-462 DOI Author Url

Kontovas CA, Psaraftis HN, Ventikos NP. 2010. An empirical analysis of IOPCF oil spill cost data MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN, 60 :1455-1466 DOI Author Url

Kontovas CA, Psaraftis HN. 2009. Formal Safety Assessment: A Critical Review MARINE TECHNOLOGY AND SNAME NEWS, 46 :45-59 Author Url

Psaraftis HN, Kontovas CA. 2009. A web-based open emissions calculator International Journal of Ocean Systems Management, 1 :188-188 DOI

Psaraftis HN, Kontovas CA. 2009. CO2 emission statistics for the world commercial fleet WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs, 8 :1-25 DOI

Psaraftis HN, Kontovas CA. Decarbonization of Maritime Transport: Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel? Sustainability, 13 :237-237 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Kontovas C, Armada Bras A, Chang C-H, Romano A, Poo MC-P, Wang J, McCormack H, Qu Z, Paraskevadakis D, Lamb L, Yang Z. Fostering innovation in the blue economy within the United Kingdom (UK): A stakeholders’ perspective Ocean & Coastal Management, 224 :106143-106143 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Hassan S, Kontovas C, Bashir M, Wang J. A Decision-Support System for Assessing Cross-Country Pipeline Systems: Approach Based on Evidential Reasoning and Cost–Benefit Analysis Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice, 14 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Conference publication

Hassan S, Wang J, Bashir M, Kontovas C. 2020. Application of Bayesian model for third party damage assessment of cross-country oil pipeline under uncertainty Proceedings of the 29th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2019, :1486-1493 DOI

Chang C-H, Wenming S, Wei Z, Changki P, Kontovas CA. 2019. Evaluating cybersecurity risks in the maritime industry: a literature review Proceedings of the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) Conference, International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) Public Url

Chang C-H, Kontovas C, Yang Z. 2019. Hazard identification of maritime autonomous surface ships Logistics Research Network (LRN) 2019

Ugedi P, Chang C-H, Kontovas C. 2019. Performance assessment of the SOLAS VGM regulation using balance scorecard and analytic hierarchy process International Association of Maritime Economists Conference

Kontovas CA. 2019. The market and economics of mobile port-based Ballast Water Treatment solutions Proceedings of IAME 2019 Conference, Annual conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) Public Url

Park C, Shi W, Zhang W, Kontovas C, Chang CH. 2019. Cybersecurity in the maritime industry: A literature review 20th Commemorative Annual General Assembly, AGA 2019 - Proceedings of the International Association of Maritime Universities Conference, IAMUC 2019, :79-86

Dithmer P, Reinhardt L, Kontovas CA. 2017. The Liner Shipping Routing and Scheduling Problem Under Environmental Considerations: The Case of Emission Control Areas Bektas T, Coniglio S, MartinezSykora A, Voss S. Computational Logistics, ICCL 2017, 8th International Conference on Computational Logistics (ICCL) 10572 :336-350 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Kontovas CA, Ventikos NP, Psaraftis HN. 2012. An undated analysis of IOPCF oil spill data: Estimation of the disutility cost of tanker oil spills Rizzuto E, Soares CG. SUSTAINABLE MARITIME TRANSPORTATION AND EXPLOITATION OF SEA RESOURCES, VOL 2, 14th International Congress of the International-Maritime-Association-of-the-Mediterranean (IMAM) :921-929 Author Url

Kontovas CA, Ventikos NP, Psaraftis HN. 2011. Estimating the consequence costs of oil spills from tankers Transactions - Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 119 :545-563

Kontovas CA, Psaraftis HN. 2011. Carbon dioxide emissions valuation and its uses 3rd International Symposium on Ship Operations, Management and Economics 2011, :219-226

Kontovas CA, Psaraftis HN. 2008. Marine environment risk assessment: A survey on the disutility cost of oil spills 2nd International Symposium on Ship Operations, Management and Economics 2008, :275-287

Kontovas CA, Psaraftis HN, Zachariadis P. 2007. Improving FSA as a prerequisite for risk-based GBS 10th International Symposium on Practical Design of Ships and other Floating Structures, PRADS 2007, 1 :182-190

Zachariadis P, Psaraftis HN, Kontovas CA. 2007. Risk based rulemaking and design - Proceed with caution RINA, Royal Institution of Naval Architects International Conference - Developments in Classification and International Regulations - Papers, :77-86

Atiyah AA, Kontovas C, Saeed F, Yang Z. Marine Pilot's Reliability Index (MPRI): Evaluation of marine pilot reliability in uncertain environments 2019 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION AND SAFETY (ICTIS 2019), 5th International Conference on Transportation Information and Safety (ICTIS) :558-564 DOI Author Url

Chang C-H, Kontovas CA, Yang Z, Karamperidis S, Ung S-T, Lin C-C. Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS): Current regulations and regulatory challenges IAME Conference 2022

Chapters

Kontovas CA, Psaraftis HN. 2016. Transportation emissions: Some basics International Series in Operations Research and Management Science 226 :41-79 DOI

Psaraftis HN, Kontovas CA. 2016. Green maritime transportation: Speed and route optimization International Series in Operations Research and Management Science 226 :299-349 DOI

Kontovas CA, Panagakos G, Psaraftis HN, Stamatopoulou E. 2016. Being green on sulphur: Targets, measures and side-effects International Series in Operations Research and Management Science 226 :351-386 DOI

Psaraftis HN, Kontovas CA. 2015. Slow steaming in maritime transportation: Fundamentals, trade-offs, and decision models International Series in Operations Research and Management Science 220 :315-358 DOI

Psaraftis HN, Lyridis DV, Kontovas CA. 2012. The Economics of Ships The Blackwell Companion to Maritime Economics :371-391 9781444330243 DOI

Kontovas CA, Ventikos NP, Psaraftis HN. 2011. An undated analysis of IOPCF oil spill data: Estimation of the disutility cost of tanker oil spills Sustainable Maritime Transportation and Exploitation of Sea Resources :921-930 9780415620819

Kontovas C, Ventikos N, Psaraftis H. 2011. An undated analysis of IOPCF oil spill data Sustainable Maritime Transportation and Exploitation of Sea Resources :921-929 CRC Press DOI

Psaraftis HN, Kontovas CA. 2011. Ship emissions, costs and their tradeoffs Advances in Maritime Logistics and Supply Chain Systems :257-295 9789814329859 DOI

Other

Kontovas C, Hassan S, Wang J, Bashir M. Application of Bayesian Model for Third Party Damage Assessment of Cross-Country Oil Pipeline under Uncertainty 10.3850/978-981-11-2724-3 0802-cd, DOI Author Url

Research Grants Awarded:

CILT, Risk evaluation of maritime autonomous surface ships in the UK, Grant value (£): 7500, Duration of research project: 1 year. 2018

Interreg Atlantic Area - European Regional Development Fund ERDF/EU, @BluePortS - Atlantic Blue Port Services - Discharge polluted water in port, not at sea., Grant value (£): 170,000, Duration of research project: 3.

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