• #IAPH2023
  • 31 October – 2 November 2023 | Abu Dhabi, UAE

Jan Hoffmann


Head Trade Logistics Branch

Jan Hoffmann joined UNCTAD in 2003 and is Head of the organization’s Trade Logistics Branch since 2016. The Branch implements research and technical assistance programmes in international transport and trade facilitation. Jan is co-author and coordinator of the “Review of Maritime Transport”, “Maritime Country Profiles”, and the “Liner Shipping Connectivity Index”.

Previously, Jan worked six years for the UN ECLAC in Santiago de Chile, and two years for the IMO in London and Santiago. Prior to this, he held part time positions as assistant professor, import-export agent, and seafarer.

Dr Hoffmann has studied in Germany, UK and Spain, and holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Hamburg. He is on the boards of various journals and associations, and past president of the International Association of Maritime Economists. 

Sessions With Jan Hoffmann

Thursday, 2 November

  • 09:00am - 09:45am (GST) / 02/nov/2023 05:00 am - 02/nov/2023 05:45 am

    Panel: Global Container Port Economic Outlook

    This year at #IAPH2023 the container port economic outlook will feature top experts from S&P Global and UNCTAD, moderated by the containers editor of Lloyds Inteliligence. As ports and shipping become ever more interconnected, forecasting future flows is impacted by geopolitics, sourcing trends, emissions regulations and the breakup of shipping alliances.