Dr Stavros Karamperidis, Assistant Professor in Shipping and International Logistics at Heriot-Watt University, was invited on the 11th of July to visit the port of Duisport in Germany.

The port of Duisport is the largest inland water port in the world and provides unparalleled trimodal facilities (rail, road, water) for European businesses.

With a history of use spanning 300 hundred years, Duisport has diversified from being solely a port and developed various activities related to logistics, such as its own well-established R&D department which delivers solutions to global problems based on their in-depth knowledge and experience.

Stavros visited the port of Duisport to discuss a current project that both the port and Heriot-Watt University, are operating at the moment.

During his visit, Stavros had a tour of the port’s amazing facilities along with Prof. Thomas Schlipkother, Member of the Executive Board / Head of Port Authority, and Ms. Linn Dierkes, a current student on Heriot-Watt’s MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Heriot-Watt is the home of the UK’s longest established Master’s degree in Logistics and offers a specialist Master's degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management with Shipping and Port Operations. To find out more, please click on the image below.

Or to read more about the Port of Duisport, go to their website, here: