Prof. Dr. Gordon Wilmsmeier

Associate Professor for Shipping and Global Logistics

Director of the Hapag-Lloyd Center for Shipping and Global Logistics (CSGL)

Prof. Dr. Gordon Wilmsmeier

Associate Professor for Shipping and Global Logistics

Director of the Hapag-Lloyd Center for Shipping and Global Logistics (CSGL)

Gordon Wilmsmeier is Associate Professor for Shipping and Global Logistics at Kühne Logistics University. In addition, he holds the Kühne Professorial Chair in Logistics at the School of Management, Universidad de los Andes at Bogotá, Colombia. Further, he is the Director of the Project Development Office of the University´s Vice-presidency for Research and Creation.

From 2011 to 2017, Professor Wilmsmeier worked as Economic Affairs Officer in the Infrastructure Services Unit at the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN-ECLAC). Previously, he worked at Edinburgh Napier University’s Transport Research Institute (TRI), Scotland and as consultant for UN-ECLAC, UNCTAD, UN-OHRLLS, the World Bank, Adelphi Research, JICA, IDB, CAF, OAS.

Professor Wilmsmeier received his PhD. in Geography from the University of Osnabrück and graduated as geographer from the Technische Universität Dresden, Germany. Gordon’s research focuses on maritime transport geography and economics, port economics and inland shipping issues. Recent projects focus on port governance, sustainable port development, energy efficiency, competition in liner shipping market, digitalization and technology in supply chains, and nautical electromobility. He has published over 100 book chapters, journal papers, institutional publications and working papers. His recent books include: "Geographies of Maritime Transport" and "Maritime Mobilities".

Gordon Wilmsmeier is honorary professor for Maritime Geography at the University of Applied Sciences in Bremen, Germany, visiting lecturer at Göteborg University, Sweden, and Associate Researcher of the Hapag-Lloyd Center for Shipping and Global Logistics (CSGL)at the Kühne Logistics University (KLU). He is leader of the global port performance research network (PPRN), and Vice-President of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME), member of the WCTRS Special Interest Group - Intermodal Freight, and associate member of PortEconomics. Since 2002 his research group is part of IDB´s university network “Energy Hub for Latin America and the Caribbean”.

Contact

Tel: +49 40 328707-251
Fax: +49 40 328707-209
gordon.wilmsmeier@the-klu.org

Networks

Academic Positions

Since 9/2021

Associate Professor for Shipping and Global Logistics, Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany
2017 - 2021Kühne Professorial Chair in Logistics, School of Management, University Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
2011 - 2017

Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN-ECLAC), Santiago, Chile

Since 2013Honorary Professor, University of Applied Sciences Bremen, Bremen, Germany

2007 - 2011

Principal Research Fellow, Transport Research Institute (TRI), Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburg, United Kingdom

2003 - 2010

Independent Research Fellow, Adelphi Reseach gGmbH and Adelphi Consult GmbH, Berlin, GmbH

2002 - 2006

Associate Researcher, Research and Resources for Sustainable Development (RIDES, NGO), Santiago, Chile

2001 - 2002Research Clerk, International Trade and Integration Division and Transport Unit, UN-ECLAC, Santiago, Chile
 
2000 - 2001Research Assistant, Department of Technology and Advancement, Sächsische Aufbaubank, Dresden, Germany

Education

2005 - 2010     

Doctorate of Philosophy (Dr. phil.), Osnabrück University, Osnabrück, Germany
Thesis: International Maritime Transport Costs - A Multivariate Panel Data Analysis on the Role of
Liner Shipping Networks and Maritime Industry Structures

1995 - 2003

Diplom Geograph, Geography, Transport Planning and Informatics, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany

1991 - 1992High School Diploma, Alexis High School, Alexis, Illinois, United States
1985 - 1994Abitur, Marienschule der Ursulinen, Bielefeld, Germany

2013 - Honorary Mention RTBM Prize in Port Performance and Strategy

Gordon Wilmsmeier received an Honorary Mention by the judges of the RTBM Prize in Port Performance and Strategy for the paper "Port System Evolution - the Case of Latin America and the Caribbean" (together with Jason Monios and Gabriel Pérez-Salas).

Since 2020Vice President, International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME)
2010 - 2020Council Member, International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME)
Since 2019Associate Member, Hapag-Lloyd Center for Shipping and Global Logistics (CSGL), Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany
Since 2016Network Leader, Port Performance Network (PPRN)
Since 2010Associate Member, PortEconomics.EU
2007 - 2011Network Leader, S&W - Maritime Knowledge Network

Publications