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In his current position within the Marine Environment Division (MED), Mr. Kontogiannis provides technical expertise to the work of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) and its subsidiary bodies, with a focus on matters relating to the evaluation of safety and pollution hazards of noxious liquid substances carried in bulk by ships (MARPOL Annex II and the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code)), as well as international regulations for the prevention of pollution by harmful substances carried by sea in packaged form (MARPOL Annex III). Mr. Kontogiannis is the Secretary of the PPR Working Group on the Evaluation of Safety and Pollution Hazards of Chemicals (ESPH) and the GESAMP Working Group on the Evaluation of the hazards of harmful substances carried by ships.
Prior to joining the Marine Environment Division (MED) in September 2017, Mr. Kontogiannis was a technical officer in the Maritime Safety Division, Sub-Division for Marine Technology and Cargoes (December 2013 to September 2017). During his time in MSD, Mr. Kontogiannis was co-Secretary to the Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC) and he supported the Maritime Safety Committee during the approval and adoption of several codes and sets of amendments to IMO instruments, including amendments to SOLAS chapter VI relating to the verification of the gross mass of containers, the IMO/ILO/UNECE Code of Practice for the Safe Packing of Cargo Transport Units (CTU Code), the Informative material related to the CTU Code, and the International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low-flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code).