Northern Ports Conference

The Northern Ports Conference, which brings leading representatives in the field of maritime transport together, will be held for the seventh time this year.

Together with the groups “Extended Service Times in the Hinterland”, “ Extended Gate” and “Data Flow”, the working group “Forecast ”, under the leadership of the Department of Management and Logistics, made an important contribution to this conference.

The high degree of division of labor in the maritime transport chain, as well as information asymmetries and incomplete information transfer along the maritime transport chain require a consolidation of expert estimations. These are primarily concerned with developments in the maritime transport chain as well as the critical review of planning assumptions and development paths.

Similarities and differences in the assessments of developments in the maritime transport chain will be identified in cooperation with experts from companies such as APL, BMW, Bosch and Siemens Home Appliances, CMA CGM, DB Schenker, Deichmann, DHL, Eurogate Bremen, Hapag-Lloyd, HHLA, IKEA, Kühne+Nagel, Maersk, Metrans, Polzug and TFG Transfracht.

In addition, an estimation of the development of containerized freight flows, with a focus on the German North Sea ports and the ports’ hinterland, will be compiled. To reduce the prediction intervals, e.g. a delphi-based tool has been developed.