Maritime transport

Ship with containers

Maritime transport is the backbone of global trade and the global economy. Many goods from food, raw materials, medicines and technology are shipped using maritime transport. Around 90% of the volume of international trade in goods is carried by sea. As the world is developing at fast pace, low-cost and efficient maritime transport has an essential role to play in growth and sustainable development. No country is entirely self-sufficient, and every country relies on maritime transport to interact with other countries to buy what it needs and sell its goods. This way, maritime transport affects us all every day.

The energy-efficient transport offered by ships makes maritime shipping a better option compared to other ways of transporting materials. The relatively low costs make it a viable option for trade and commerce. There is an increased focus on developing fuel-efficient engines for ships, optimizing how they sail and entering into partnerships to develop new fuels, which shall result in reduced emissions of greenhouse gases.

At DTU Management, we work with a systemic approach to maritime transport. This approach includes planning, optimization, ports and their importance in the system, regulation, emissions, decisions making, risk assessment and more.

Please get in touch if you have ideas for research projects or need an expert opinion.


Dario Pacino

Dario Pacino Associate Professor Department of Technology, Management and Economics Phone: +45 45251512

Mette Sanne Hansen

Mette Sanne Hansen Specialist Consultant Department of Technology, Management and Economics Mobile: +45 26793391