Jan Hoffmann


Chief, 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). 


Wednesday, 23 June

  • 02:25pm - 02:55pm (CET) / 23/jun/2021 12:25 pm - 23/jun/2021 12:55 pm

    The Century of Africa

    African Maritime Trade and Landlocked Countries


    In the late 1990's the Tanger Med project was just a blueprint. By 2007 Tanger Med was inaugurated and since that time has multiplied in size to become Africa's largest and most technologically- advanced transhipment port. It has also become an industrial manufacturing hub for automotive and other sectors as well as attracting all the major global supply chain players. How did this success come about?