Dr. Vasileios Kosmas

Senior Researcher

Dr. Vasileios Kosmas

Senior Researcher

Vasileios Kosmas is a Senior Researcher at the Hapag-Lloyd Center for Shipping and Global Logistics (CSGL) of Kühne Logistics University. His work focuses mainly on environmental policies, green technologies, and alternative fuels within the maritime transport industry. Particularly, he is the lead researcher of the “Policy and viable business” work package of the Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion (WASP) project which is partially funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Among others, he is responsible for enhancing the viability of WASP business cases, investigating innovative business models and exploring the economic implications of such technologies on the shipping industry. Furthermore, Dr. Kosmas was one of the lead investigators of the “Feasibility study and support for missing data for maritime sector technical specifications”; the study was in cooperation with the Joint Research Center of the European Commission and dealt with the uptake of alternative fuels in the EU maritime sector. In addition to the above areas, his work deals with the examination of social issues in supply chains, particularly with search and rescue operations within the context of migration by sea.

Dr. Kosmas holds a Ph.D. diploma in Operations Management from Copenhagen Business School. Additionally, he holds a MSc degree in Maritime Transport with Management from Newcastle University. The degree and thesis, which focused on inland waterways transportation in Europe, were conferred with distinction. Dr. Kosmas holds a BSc degree in Economics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He also gained industry experience during his internship at the Development Company of Thessaloniki’s Chamber of Tradesmen. Last but not least, Dr. Kosmas is a member of the International Association of Maritime Economists and acts also as a reviewer for international scientific journals.


Tel: +49 40 328707-302
Fax: +49 40 328707-109


Professional Experience

2011 - 2012

Internship at Development Company of the Professional Chamber of Thessaloniki, Greece


Since 02/2015

PhD Candidate in the field of Maritime Logistics at Kühne Logistics University

2013 - 2014

Master of Science in  Marine Transport with Management, Newcastle University, UK

2007 - 2011Bachelor of Science in Economics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece