Christopher Dirzka

PhD Candidate

Christopher Dirzka

PhD Candidate

Christopher Dirzka joined the Kühne Logistics University in September 2018 as a PhD candidate under the supervision of Prof. Michele Acciaro, PhD. The research focusses on Maritime Economics, in particular on liner shipping and technological advances.

Prior to joining the KLU, the candidate gained professional experience as an analyst for the Baltic and International Maritime Council. Further, worked in the broker division of Mærsk as a Research Analyst, with a particular focus on providing quantitative advisory tools to various external stakeholders.

The candidate conducted his bachelor studies in Economics and Business Administration at Aarhus University and specialized in Supply Chain Management with the focus on seaborne logistics at the Copenhagen Business School, where he concluded his master degree.


Tel: +49 40 328707-305
Fax: +49 40 328707-109


Academic Positions

since 2018Research Assistant, Hapag-Lloyd Center for Shipping and Global Logistics, Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany

Professional Experience

2017-2018Research Analyst, Advisory Services, Maersk Broker, Copenhagen, Denmark
2016-2017Junior Analyst, Department of Maritime Politics and Economics, BIMCO, Copenhagen, Denmark


since 2018PhD Candidate in Maritime Economics, Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany
2017MSc. (SCM) Economics and Business Administration, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
2015BSc. Economics and Business Administration, Aarhus University, Denmark