LOMAR APPOINTS PETER COTOPOULIS AS CHARTERING DIRECTOR
Lomar Shipping has announced the appointment of Peter Cotopoulis as its new Chartering Director. Cotopoulis, who first joined Lomar at its London headquarters as Chartering Executive in 2011, will also continue to head the company’s office in Singapore, where he has been based for the past six years.
He succeeds Simon Hollamby, who after nearly three decades at Lomar is taking a step back from the day-to-day fixing of vessels.
Nicholas Georgiou, CEO of Lomar said: “This change has long been in discussion and recognises a long-serving talent in Peter Cotopoulis, whose promotion to Chartering Director is richly deserved. Equally we are delighted that Simon Hollamby will remain as an advisor to Lomar, so that we can continue to benefit from his extensive experience and knowledge of the markets.”
Peter Cotopoulis said: “It is a privilege to be appointed Chartering Director at a time of tremendous opportunities in this industry for ship owning businesses like Lomar. Our diversified fleet of modern containerships, bulk carriers and chemical tankers means that we are well placed to meet the demands of customers globally, as we continue to develop our position as a first-class ship-owning and management business.”
Cotopoulis, who is now managing a Lomar Chartering team based in London, Bremen and Singapore, began his career at Seabreeze UK in 2006, before moving to the broker Tollard Shipping, where he chartered many types of vessels for several Greek owners. He was appointed a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers in 2011.
Simon Hollamby joined Lomar as Chartering Manager in 1994 and made Chartering Director in 2012. His career in shipping began in 1978 at International Chartering PLC as a trainee broker. Having worked on numerous projects for major oil companies, he joined Jebsen Bulk Carriers London in 1989 as a Chartering Manager before moving to Singapore as Managing Director. At Lomar Simon has witnessed the transformation of a predominantly reefer-based fleet into a large, highly diversified pool of vessels.