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Hapag-Lloyd, KLU Launch New Research Centre

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

November 26, 2018

Germany's Kühne Logistics University (KLU) and the container shipping giant Hapag-Lloyd announced the launch of the Hapag-Lloyd Center for Shipping and Global Logistics (CSGL) in Hamburg.

According to the University, in Hamburg CSGL will promote the ongoing discourse between international research and the shipping industry.

Thomas Strothotte, PhD, President of the KLU said:  “We are combining theory with practice, and are building upon KLU’s key competence areas digital transformation, creating value, and sustainability.”

Karl Gernandt, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at KLU and Executive Chairman of Kü̈hne Holding AG, emphasized the crucial role of the news center for the industry. “No matter how well established a company is in the logistics and maritime industry, they must actively seek a dialogue with young talents and innovators.”

Only in this way will the economy be able to meet the challenges of the industry, he said. In addition, Gernandt praised KLU founder Klaus-Michael Kühne for his outstanding contribution in founding the CSGL.
The CSGL research team will pursue the advancement of shipping and maritime transportation topics in areas such as digitalisation, sustainability and the creation of value. The Center is an integral part of the KLU and capitalises on the expertise and competences of KLU professors and researchers. Additional expertise is provided by the Center associated members.

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