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Jan Hoffmann


Head, Trade Logistics Branch, Division on Technology and Logistics

Jan Hoffmann joined UNCTAD in 2003. Chief of the organization’s Trade Logistics since 2016, his Branch implements research and technical assistance programs in international transport and trade facilitation. Jan is co-author and coordinator of the “Review of Maritime Transport”, initiated the UNCTAD “Maritime Country Profiles”, and created the annual “Liner Shipping Connectivity Index”. Previously, he worked for six years for the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean in Santiago de Chile, and two years with the IMO in London and Santiago. Prior to this, he held part-time positions as an assistant professor, import-export agent, consultant, and seafarer on an Antigua and Barbuda flagged tween decker. Jan has studied in Germany, UK, and Spain, and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Hamburg. He is a member of the boards of various journals and associations and past president of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME). 

Sessions With Jan Hoffmann

Monday, 16 May

  • 02:30pm - 03:00pm (PST) / 16/may/2022 09:30 pm - 16/may/2022 10:00 pm

    Accessibility and Connectivity: The World’s Hotspots

    Most of the regional pre-conference workshops identified accessibility and connectivity as a key competitiveness factor for ports. In the first part of this breakout session, UNCTAD’s Jan Hoffman, will present the ‘hotspots’ of the world and discuss what can be done to resolve them.