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ICS Greek Branch / Shipping Finance Online Seminar (online)

31 October 2023 @ 19:30 - 7 December 2023 @ 21:30



The Shipping Finance Course aims to cover the fundamental concepts of shipping financing. It analyses the various methods of financing through traditional sources and alternative investment funds (i.e. private equity funds) for both ship owners and lender-investors.


  • The Ship Finance Market Today & The shipping finance environment
  • The Lender’s Perspective in the ship-financing decision
  • Loan Documentation
  • Legal Aspects relating to ship finance
  • Equity as a source of finance
  • Debt and Equity: the mix
  • Types of loan in shipping finance
  • Debt financing and the bond markets
  • Leasing
  • Corporate Social Responsibility & Shariah compliant shipping finance


The seminar will be delivered exclusively online by fully tutored learning sessions. Once your registration is completed, you will receive an email with all the information and the link for the webinars. For your participation no special equipment is needed except a camera and a microphone.


Shipowners & Managers, Financial Consultants, S&P Brokers, Banking and Finance Executives, Lawyers & Legal Executives
Fees: 600 € (Including tuition fees & reading material)
ICS Members are eligible to a 20% discount on all HMC Professional Maritime Seminars

Tutor & CV

Katerina Stathopoulou, MICS, Executive Director, Investments & Finance Ltd
Katerina holds the position of Executive Director with Investments & Finance Ltd. The company is a financial consultancy firm dedicated in providing financial and investment advisory services to shipping and corporate clients, with offices in Piraeus and London. The Firm’s main area of expertise is shipping and since its inception in 1987, has been involved in financial transactions raising bank debt, bonds, equity and other hybrids for various maritime clients as well as assisting in numerous restructuring and workout transactions. Katerina started her career in shipping in 1985 as Assistant CFO for Athenian Sea Carriers, one of the traditional and prestigious Greek shipping Groups, and continued into Banking in 1992 as Head of Shipping Finance for two Greek private Banks, responsible for setting up and developing their shipping loan portfolios. She was also a Credit Committee member of these banks.
Katerina holds the position of Governor of the International Propeller Club, Port of Piraeus. She has also held the position of Executive Committee Member of WISTA International (2012-2018). She is an active member of WISTA Hellas, member of the Greek Shipping Bankers Association, Advisory Board member of Blue Growth, Advisory Board member of the Young Executive Shipping Forum team, Mentor to university graduates looking to develop their talents by pursuing a career in Shipping. Katerina is a frequently invited Speaker and Moderator in International Shipping Conferences held in Greece and abroad.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, majoring in Finance from the University of Maryland, USA. She a Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and Lecturer in Shipping Finance at HMC/ ICS Greek Branch.


31 October 2023 @ 19:30
7 December 2023 @ 21:30
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ICS Greek Branch
21 0412 5945


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