Inaugural Lecture: Port Authorities as Energy Managers: Energy Efficiency and Corporate Responsibility

Hafengeburtstag-Special! On May 8th, 2013 Prof. Michele Acciaro will give his inaugural lecture on the topic “Port Authorities as Energy Managers: Energy Efficiency and Corporate Responsibility in the Port Sector”. The lecture is open to the public. Space is limited, so please register ahead of time.

Past event — 8 May 2013

Kühne Logistics University
Grosser Grasbrook 17, 20457 Hamburg

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Prof. Dr. Michele Acciaro

Associate Professor, Department of Strategy and Innovation

Copenhagen Business School (CBS)

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Ports have always played an important role in energy markets as a consequence of their proximity to power generation facilities, and the role they play as central hubs in the transport and logistics of raw materials. In the last decades the importance of this role has increased as a result of the development of the energy trades, environmental awareness and an increased focus on energy efficiency, that requires ports to actively manage their energy flows.
So far few ports have actively taken on their function as energy managers. Through the discussion of the experiences of some of the leading and most innovative ports in the world, this paper will argue that for the ports of the future active energy management can offer substantial efficiency gains, can contribute to the development of new alternative revenue sources and, in the end, increase the competitive advantage of many ports.


Michele Acciaro is Assistant Professor of Maritime Logistics at the Kühne Logistics University – Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Logistik und Unternehmensführung (THE KLU) – effectively from the 1st of January 2013. Until December 2012 he held the position of Senior Researcher – Green Shipping at the Research and Innovation department of Det Norske Veritas AS (DNV) in Høvik, near Oslo. Between 2004 and 2010 he worked as deputy director and researcher at the Center for Maritime Economics and Logistics (MEL)/Erasmus SmartPort of Erasmus University Rotterdam, with which he is still associated.
Michele holds a BSc and a MSc (cum Laude) in Statistics and Economics from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”; a MSc in Maritime Economics and Logistics from Erasmus University Rotterdam for which he was awarded the NOL/APL Prize for Student Excellence; and a PhD in Logistics also from Erasmus University Rotterdam. Michele was awarded the Young Researcher Best Paper Prize at the IAME Annual Conference in Cyprus in 2005.
Since 2001 he worked as a consultant, advisor and researcher in the areas of liner shipping economics, terminal management and operations optimisation, green shipping, container logistics integration and supply chain pricing and finance. He has lectured at several institutions around the world, he authored over thirty publications and has been invited speaker at industry events such as TOC Europe and Intermodal.

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