Industrial Panels

Stakeholder Industrial Panel Chair

We are pleased to announce that Peter Creeden will chair the Stakeholder industrial panel. Peter Creeden joined Hamburg Süd USA (then known as Columbus Line USA) in 1997 as an equipment control coordinator for New York and Boston.  After working for Hamburg Sud in Hamburg, Germany and Miami, USA, Peter was appointed the Regional Logistics Manager for Hamburg Süd Australia in 2004.  As Regional Logistics Manager for Hamburg Süd Australia, Peter was responsible for all Hamburg Süd logistics activities in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.   In 2011, Peter became the Managing Director Finance & Operations for Australia New Zealand. Prior to joining Hamburg Süd, Peter graduated from Texas A&M University at Galveston (Texas Maritime Academy) with a Bachelors of Science in Maritime AdministrationPeter_Creeden






Supply Chain Industrial Panel Chair

We are pleased to announce that the Supply Chain Industrial Panel will be chaired by Thomas Vitsounis. Thomas holds a PhD in port economics and management with vast experience as a senior ports and maritime transport and logistics expert. He has proven success managing transformational ICT and other improvement projects for public, private, and international port/maritime organizations. Thomas established a new business stream from scratch for NICTA’s (now Data61) business teams focused on ports, shipping and freight supply chains across the Asia Pacific region. He advised the Secretary General for Ports and Ports Policy in Greece, held a key role on a major port performance management project (PPRISM) in Europe, and lectured Maritime Economics, International Maritime Policy, Port Planning & Policy, Port Management and European Port Policy at under-graduate and post-graduate level. He is a founding member of, a web-based initiative advancing knowledge exchange in port economics, management & policies. Thomas is currently the business leader for ports, shipping and freight in Data61 (CSIRO’s Digital Productivity business unit and NICTA have joined forces to create digital powerhouse Data61)Thomas2








Topic      : Port Operations and Economics

Speaker : Dr. Xiaowen Fu

Dr Xiaowen Fu joined the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies as Senior Lecturer in Ports and Maritime in April 2013. Prior to this, he was Associate Professor at the Faculty of Business, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He obtained his PhD degree from the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia in Canada in 2006. His main research area is transport economics which covers issues such as competition policy and government regulation, efficiency benchmarking, transport demand modelling and industrial organisation. Most of Dr Fu’s studies are related to the aviation industry and the maritime industry. Xiaowen has provided advisory and economic modelling services to organisations such as the Boeing Commercial Aircrafts, New Zealand Commerce Commission, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Australian Competition Tribunal, Civil Aviation Administration of China, Hong Kong Central Policy Unit and Japan Rail (East). He is also a co-author for the key background report to the 2009 OECD Transport Ministerial ConferenceXiaowen






Topic      : Container Line Network Design

Speaker : Professor Rommert Dekker

Rommert Dekker is a full professor of Operations Research and Quantitative Logistics at the Erasmus School of Economics, at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research interests are port and container logistics, reverse and green logistics and spare parts management. He has published some 100 papers in ISI journals, including Management Science, Transportation Science, Production Operations Management journal, the European Journal on Operational Research, Decision Sciences etc. He is involved in several industry related projects, on service logistics and on intermodal transport and large container shipsDekker








Topic      : Cargo Routing and Empty Container Repositioning

Speaker : Dr. Panagiotis Angeloudis

Dr Panagiotis Angeloudis is Lecturer in Engineering Systems & Logistics at the Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London and Director of the Port Operations Research and Technology Centre (PORTeC) within the Centre for Transport Studies. His work to date has spanned the areas of network optimisation, urban transport systems, logistics and maritime transport. Previously Panagiotis was a JSPS Fellow at Kyoto University. Panagiotis obtained his PhD in Transport and MEng in Civil & Environmental Engineering from ImperialPan







Topic      : Operation Scheduling at Container Terminals

Speaker : Professor Kap Hwan Kim

Kap Hwan Kim is working at the Department of Industrial Engineering of Pusan National University. He has studies at Seoul National University (Bachelor, 1977) and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Master, 1979; Ph.D., 1987). He was a visiting scholar at Purdue University (1990-1991), Montreal University (2002-2003), and Shanghai Maritime University (2010). He was the president of Korean Institute of Industrial Engineers. His research has been focused on the design and operation problems of container terminals and published many papers related to the design and operation of container terminals at various international journals. He organized many international conferences such as International Conference on Logistics and Maritime Systems (LOGMS), International Conference on Intelligent Manufacturing and Logistics (IML), and International Conference on Intelligent Logistics Systems (ILS)Kap









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