Rickard Bergqvist

Professor of Logistics and Transport Economics at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg. Key research areas include intermodal transport, shipping, regional logistics, dry ports and public-private cooperation. Major works include over 30 refereed journal articles, conference papers and book chapters related to intermodal transport, dry ports, economic modeling and public-private cooperation. I also act as senior advisor and consultant to many private and public actors in the logistics industry in especially Sweden.

WMU President Calls for Input to MarTID Survey by 31 January Deadline

January 31, 2018, the deadline for the first global survey for the Maritime Training Insights Database (MarTID), is quickly approaching. The mission of MarTID is to help ensure safe, efficient and sustainable maritime operations on clean oceans. It will do so by providing the maritime industry with objective and comprehensive data on how it manages and conducts training for shipboard competencies and the effects of drivers, such as technology, on this training.

Sweden's Minister of Infrastructure Visits WMU

On 11 January, Mr. Tomas Eneroth, Minister for Infrastructure, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation for Sweden, was welcomed to World Maritime University (WMU) by Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, WMU President. The purpose of the visit was to discuss the opportunities for further collaboration on a range of issues of common interest, in particular, with regard to UN Sustainable Development Goal 14 concerning the Ocean.

Satya Sahoo

Satya is an Assistant Professor of Shipping Management and Finance at World Maritime University, Sweden. He teaches various modules in Shipping Management and Logistics (SML) and Port Management (PM) including Quantitative Methods and Market Analysis, Maritime Financial Management and Derivatives & Risk Management. Priory, he has taught various postgraduate, MBA and executive programmes in the UK and in India.

WMU Executive Board 21st Session Meets in London

The WMU Executive Board (EB) held its 21st Session at IMO Headquarters in London on 08 December 2017. It was preceded by meetings of the Endowment Fund Development and Investment Committees on 07 December 2017. Both Committees updated the EB members on progress made towards operationalizing the WMU Endowment Fund in 2018. Other agenda items included the new, results-based WMU Business Plan 2018-2019 and WMU's alignment with IMO's strategic objectives in the IMO Strategic Plan 2018-2023.

WMU Graduates at IMO Assembly

On 1 December, Mr. Kitack Lim, WMU Chancellor and Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of the World Maritime University (WMU), gathered with the WMU graduates in attendance at the 30th Session of the IMO Assembly.

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