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). 

Sessions With Jan Hoffmann

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


    One of the major challenges facing Africa's seventeen landlocked countries is cargo accessibility by road rail and inland waterways. With Africa's ports now modernized and ready to ramp up trade to and from the continent, UNCTAD's Jan Hoffmann and Tanger Med Port's Rachid Houari will be discussing what it takes for ambitious intermodal infrastructure projects to move from the planning desk to reality.