Michael Stein

External Researcher

Michael Stein

External Researcher

Michael Stein is an alumnus of the KLU, who graduated in 2014 and joined the Hapag-Lloyd Center for Shipping and Global Logistics (CSGL) as an external researcher for maritime innovations in November 2018.

Michael started his career in the shipping sector with a traditional vocational education as “Schifffahrtskaufmann” in the port of Kiel and the Kiel Canal in 2011. Later he finished his dual bachelor study of shipping trade and transportation in Hamburg while working for a ship-owner in the controlling department. In 2014 he finished his master study at the KLU and the Center for Maritime Economics and Logistics (MEL) in Rotterdam focusing on maritime logistics. As a student worker he stayed in the maritime domain, first working for a classification society and later for a maritime consultancy. From 2015 he worked for a security company as a business development manager for maritime services. Here, his focus on maritime logistics changed from the ship-owner to the port sector side. Since October 2018 Michael Stein operates as an independent consultant for the maritime sector. His services deal with the integration of unmanned Systems in port operations, maritime online learning and aero triangulation of infrastructures for innovative inspection services.

The research area of Michael Stein was firstly oriented in ship finance and strategic maritime investments. In 2015 he began looking at the port operator side of the maritime supply chain with regard to researching maritime innovations. His current research focuses (parallel to his work profession) on unmanned technology in shipping, be it Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) as well as online education in the port sector. Combining photogrammetry with drone-driven aero triangulation, Michael also researches innovative approaches of heavy-infrastructure inspections in ports. In 2019 his research focus is extended by virtual reality frameworks in e-learning and human behavior simulation in the maritime domain as well as global port sustainability.

Stein, Michael (2018): Conducting Safety Inspections of Container Gantry Cranes Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. In: Dynamics in Logistics LDIC 2018, pp. 154-161.

Stein, Michael (2018): Integrating Unmanned Vehicles in Port Security Operations: An Introductory Analysis and First Applicable Frameworks. In: Oceans Yearbook 32, pp. 556–583.

Chartron, Sylvain, Stein, Michael, Gaysse, Jerome, & Haasis, Hans-Dietrich (2018). Digitalization Potentials in Supporting Offshore Wind Logistics. In: Logistics 4.0 and Sustainable Supply Chain Management, pp.81-101

Chartron, Sylvain, Stein, Michael, Gaysse, Jerome, & Haasis, Hans-Dietrich (2018) : Digitalization Potentials in Supporting Offshore Wind Logistics. Proceedings of: Hamburg International Conference of Logistics (HICL). epubli, 2018.

Stein, Michael (2018): Conducting Safety Inspections of Container Gantry Cranes Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Dynamics in Logistics, Proceedings of: the 6th International Conference LDIC 2018, Bremen, Germany.

Stein, Michael (2018): Using unmanned systems for safety inspections of critical infrastructures - Examples from German port facilities. Proceedings of: 27th Conference of the Society for Risk Aalysis Europe (SRA-E).

Weickhardt, Michael (2016) Integrating Unmanned Vehicles in Port Security Operations: An Introductory Analysis and First Applicable Frameworks. Proceedings of: 2016 International Association of Maritime Economics (IAME) Conference. 

Weickhardt, Michael (2016) E-learning in (maritime) supply chain security – new risk assessment models and introductory empirical analysis. Proceedings of: 2016 International Association of Maritime Economics (IAME) Conference. 

Weickhardt, Michael (2016): Using Unmanned Vehicles to Enhance Port Facility Security – Introductory Frameworks with Regard to the ISPS-Code and Other Regulations: Proceedings of: 11th Security Research Conference Future Security.

Weickhardt, Michael, Michele Acciaro (2015) Maritime High-Yield Bond Issues: New Empirical Evidence Proceedings of: 2015 European Conference on Shipping and Intermodalism (ECON Ship).