Petro Inspect Opens New Office in Piraeus

Wednesday December 13, 2017

Petro Inspect Group (Petro Inspect) today announced it has completed the next phase of its global expansion with the opening of a new operation in Piraeus.

"Greece, despite its recent challenges, still holds the position as the largest ship-owning nation by tonnage and it was only a matter of time when we tapped into this country’s great shipping resources," Kaivan H. Chinoy, the owner and founder of the Petro Inspect Group of companies, told Ship & Bunker.

Christos S. Apergis has been appointed as Commercial Director, Europe of Petro Inspect Greece. His initial focus will be on business development and operational aspects of Eastern European regions including Cyprus, Turkey and Black Sea including the Russian Federation, and will be supported by Petro Inspect's office in Amsterdam.

"Christos has held various positions in the oil & gas industry and in his last position acted in the capacity of Director Commercial and Operations / Advisor to the Board of a major laboratory in Greece," said Chinoy.

"Not only that, Christos is also an accomplished marine surveyor with experience on almost all kinds of vessels from general cargo to LNG/LPG and worked as an operations manager for a large international surveying/fuel testing organization responsible for setting up and developing the marine surveying department including heading a team of marine surveyors and involved in their training."

Apergis has a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Business Administration and Management.

"Christos' inclusion in our team will not only strengthen our presence in this region, but also his deep understanding of the Greek shipping market will be beneficial to our organization," Chinoy concluded.

The new Greek office joins Petro Inspect's existing operations in Singapore, Panama, Fujairah, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Brazil, Gibraltar, Canada, and USA.

Contact details for the new office in Greece are as follows:

Christos S. Apergis, MBA
Commercial Director, Europe
131, Praxitelous Street
Piraeus, 18532 Greece

Location: Piraeus, Greece
T: +30 (693) 244 8402