John Cotzias


Founder of Xclusiv Shipbrokers Inc

John N. Cotzias is currently acting as the President of the Hellenic Shipbrokers Association a position he holds for 3rd term since 2013. John has 29 years of experience in Shipping business and his family has been the oldest Shipbroking family in Greece, active in both Sale and Purchase and Chartering of ships since 1893 as John represents the 4th Generation of continuity.

Before co-founding in Nov 2017, Xclusiv Shipbrokers Inc, brokers for Sale and Purchase, Projects, Finance and Trade deals, he served between March 2011 and August 2017 as Director of Intermodal Shipbrokers, a highly esteemed international shipbrokerage firm, and was Director and Partner in Cotzias-Intermodal the leading Maritime representation house in Greece.

In 1996 he joined the family business N. Cotzias Shipping, as CEO of the Group. John founded in early 2000, N. Cotzias Shipping Consultants (NCSC), a well reputed specialist in market reporting, shipping analysis and market forecasting.

From 2003 until 2004 he undertook the responsibility of managing the Greek Office of Dutch leading company Smit Heavy Lift Europe BV (Now Boskalis Offshore Marine Services BV) that assisted in the construction of Rion/Antirion Bridge in Greece.

Prior to joining his family business, Mr. Cotzias served in Blue Flag Navigation of Greece (owners of a fleet of 23 vessels) as head analyst in the Finance Department. From 1995 until 1996, he worked with London Tankers Chartering in London as Procurement Manager. He served the Hellenic Navy Special Forces (MYK) as an officer in the Command Center and this military experience was valuable in assisting all NATO, US, UK and Netherlands Naval-Ship Greek port calls handled by his N. Cotzias Agencies firm.

He is presently Maritime Advisor for NATO’s TGOS and AMSCC and he has been a Maritime Advisor for a number of Greek and International Shipping companies and has appeared in various forums and conferences as a panelist and guest speaker in both Greece and abroad and was the producer and co-host of first weekly Shipping Program aired live on Greek National Television.

Mr. Cotzias has completed a vast number of sale and purchase transactions, while he has put together many complex projects, involving financing and long period employment. Since 2013, John N. Cotzias has been, for third consecutive term, acting as president of the Hellenic Shipbrokers Association (HSA).


John N. Cotzias holds an MSc degree in Shipping Trade and Finance from City University Cass Business School (UK) and also holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Buckingham.