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

Wednesday, 1 November

  • 02:00pm - 02:30pm (GST) / 01/nov/2023 10:00 am - 01/nov/2023 10:30 am

    Using Aggregate Port Data to Forecast Better - The IAPH World Ports Tracker

    The IAPH World Ports Tracker is the successor the WPSP -IAPH COVID19 Port Economic Barometer and has a wealth of historic data accumulated since its launch at last year's IAPH World Ports Conference. In this session you will hear from it's co author and from UNCTAD on how the Tracker can be used to forecast future regional and shipping sector trends at your port, whether its container, bulk, liquid bulk/gas, general cargo or cruise.