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Inside view at the HSBA study programme Logistics Management

logistics-management-port-logistics-blog-akquinetThe Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA) offers the dual study programme logistics management with a special focus on the logistics sector. In the lecture “Transport & Logistics IT” Prof. Dr. Jan Ninnemann, Academic Head BSc Logistics Management at HSBA, focuses on the IT and IT solutions for ports and terminals as a vital part of the supply chain. I was invited to present and discuss a case study on actual port and terminal IT solutions in a workshop. The participants of the course in the winter semester 18/19 were about twenty students, most of them in the fifth semester and in preparation of their bachelor thesis. They were studying in a dual approach with lectures at HSBA and working at Hapag Lloyd, the HHLA, Hermes or others.

After my introduction into the subject of the world trade, supply chain and the role of ports & terminals in this part, the course focused on particular solutions such as port community systems (PCS), terminals operating systems (TOS) and virtual terminal simulations to drive efficiency in today environment. The course was setup by Prof. Ninnemann in a workshop style, so during the case study the students developed a general view on the process from a terminal perspective and worked on the data requirements, IT systems used and the stakeholders in the process.

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Ports and Shipping conference – Highlights

ports-and-shipping-portlogistics-blog-akquinetAKQUINET presentation at the 10th Philippine Ports and Shipping 2019 conference in Manila

AKQUINET took part in a conference and trade show in the Philippines from February 19-21. The company’s exhibition booth highlighted its CHESSCON products for planning and optimizing container terminals in particular. Find Pictures from Philippine Ports and Shipping 2019 at the end of this article.

Prof. Holger Schütt, Managing Director of akquinet port consulting GmbH, also hosted the first three conference sessions:
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