openPR Logo
Press release

Global Logistics: Challenges and Solutions

08-28-2013 07:46 PM CET | Science & Education

Press release from: German Center for Research and Innovation

Germany is a leading logistics hub with nearly 28 million people working in related fields and ranked fourth on the World Bank’s 2012 Logistics Performance Index. The German logistics industry’s revenue accounted for nearly 228 billion euros in 2012, making it the country’s third strongest industrial branch, after the automotive industry and trade.

On March 14, 2013, German and U.S. logistics experts from the EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr, the Georgia Institute of Technology (GeorgiaTech), Lufthansa Cargo, and Schenker, Inc. will address opportunities and disruptions in global transport and logistics at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York.

Uwe Clausen, Director at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics, whose expertise includes transport and logistics development and efficiency, will introduce the EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr, a winner of Germany’s Leading-Edge Cluster competition, and advise on how to create sustainable and secure logistics systems, using Frankfurt Airport, one of the world’s top ten airports, as an example.

John-Paul Clarke, Director of the Air Transportation Laboratory at GeorgiaTech, will speak about infrastructure and airport design, in particular on scheduling algorithms and operations. His presentation will be followed by James LoBello, Head of Security, The Americas, Lufthansa Cargo Group, who will discuss Lufthansa Cargo’s security approach and overall security in the air cargo industry as well as EU and U.S. regulations and developments.

Jan Hinz, the Transatlantic Trade Lane Director of Ocean Freight – Region Americas at DB Schenker, Inc., will address data-driven security and visibility. His presentation will include the implementation and impact of security initiatives, such as the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), Automated Manifest System & Importer Security Filing (AMS & ISF) as well as GPS tracking devices.

Larry Fannin, Director of Trade Compliance & Regional Logistics in the Americas at Carl Zeiss, will moderate the discussion.

The event, which is organized by GCRI in cooperation with ConRuhr North America, will take place on Thursday, March 14, 2013, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the German House New York (871 United Nations Plaza, First Avenue, btw. 48th & 49th Streets). RSVP by March 12, here:

About the German Center for Research and Innovation
The German Center for Research and Innovation provides information and support for the realization of cooperative and collaborative projects between North America and Germany. With the goal of enhancing communication on the critical challenges of the 21st century, the GCRI hosts a wide range of events from lectures and exhibitions to workshops and science dinners. Opened in February 2010, the GCRI was created as a cornerstone of the German government’s initiative to internationalize science and research and is one of five German Houses of Research and Innovation worldwide.

About ConRuhr North America
ConRuhr North America represents the Consortium of the Ruhr Area Universities – consisting of TU Dortmund University, the Ruhr University Bochum and the University Duisburg-Essen - in the U.S. and Canada. The mission of ConRuhr North America is to facilitate and promote innovative transatlantic collaborations in research and education between the Ruhr Universities and partners in North America in broad areas of science and engineering, social sciences, and the humanities.

German Center for Research and Innovation GCRI
Andrea Deierlein, Communications Officer
(212) 339 8606, ext. 302

871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release Global Logistics: Challenges and Solutions here

News-ID: 254547 • Views: 2167

More Releases from German Center for Research and Innovation

Falling Walls Lab Competition to Take Place in NYC
The German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) will host the Falling Walls Lab, a global forum for innovators to pitch their research and business ideas on September 14, 2017, at the German Center for Research and Innovation New York. New York, August 31, 2017 – In the quest to find solutions to today’s global challenges, new walls will need to fall in science and society. Nine entrepreneurs, innovators, and
Falling Walls Lab New York calls for talented researchers and professionals to s …
Applications for the Falling Walls Lab in New York are now being accepted. Outstanding researchers, entrepreneurs and professionals will have 3 minutes to present their cutting-edge ideas at the German Center for Research and Innovation in NYC on September 14, 2017. Applications are due by June 12. New York, May 30. In 2017, international Falling Walls Labs are taking place all over the world. Who is eligible? Bachelor and Master students,
Smart Cities and Urban Development
By 2050, the world's population is expected to reach nine billion, with over two thirds of people living in cities. On May 2, 2017, sustainability experts will convene at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York to discuss future solutions for urban systems. Urbanization, globalization, demographic and climate change are continually placing higher demands on our cities. In order to achieve the goal of sustainable
Applications of CRISPR Technologies in Research and Industry
On March 30, 2017, a distinguished panel from academia and industry will discuss some of the applications and challenges of CRISPR technologies. The panel discussion will take place at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York. Few discoveries have attracted more attention in the area of molecular biology over the last three years than CRISPR-Cas9, a relatively new technology that is groundbreaking, controversial and developing

All 5 Releases

More Releases for America

Latin America Colour Cosmetics Market
The colour cosmetics market in Latin America managed to keep its head above water over 2011-2016. The category recorded a CAGR of 1.7% despite a decline in value occurring towards the end of the period, Chile and Argentina offsetting the impact of economic crisis in Brazil and Venezuela. Direct selling still holds strong as the core channel for colour cosmetics purchases in the region but retail infrastructure is rapidly improving
South America Aviation Market
The South American aviation market was affected adversely by the financial crisis, which had originated in the United States and the sales were impacted adversely by the same, but the market has recovered, since. Furthermore, the good performance of regional jets sold by Embraer were termed profitable by users and could certainly turn the tide as aircraft orders from other airlines continue to increase. Rising income levels in the continent
Agrochemicals Market in North America
ReportsWorldwide has announced the addition of a new report title North America: Agrochemicals: Market Intelligence (2016-2021) to its growing collection of premium market research reports. The report “North America: Agrochemicals: Market Intelligence (2016-2021)” provides market intelligence on the different market segments, based on type, active ingredient, formulation, crop, and pest. Market size and forecast (2016-2021) has been provided in terms of both, value (000 USD) and volume (000 KG) in the
Make America Great Again
Help us open our Veterans' Home We don't know them all, but we owe them all... Lake Ariel, PA: FCPCF Inc. and National Auto Raffle invites you to enter the online Charity Auto & 50/50 Raffles ( and help us raise funds to open the doors of veterans' housing facility and provide housing to the homeless Veterans and their families in need. Every 1 in 4 homeless is a Veteran and its time
Latin America Oil & Gas Potential
Produced by The CWC Group, Latin American Oil and Gas Conference takes place on 25 – 27 October 2011, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Miami, U.S.A. Organisers confirmed that the strategic conference will feature advanced insights from important organisations in the region alongside NOC’s showcases from Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Trinidad & Tobago, Venezuela, Uruguay and Bolivia. Content centres on the development of the Latin America’s resources, the impact of shale
Mafi Designs America
Austrian Natural Wood Floor manufacturer establishes themselves in the high end New York Lifestyle market. “Successfully building a luxury Brand in the US is very important to our world wide marketing efforts,“ proclaims a happy Philippe S. Pezet, Partner Mafi USA, Inc & Export/Marketing Manger for the manufacturing company Mafi Holzverarbeitung from Austria. The Mafi brand name is recognized by leading architects and decorators in the Big Apple as being the