The institutions of the Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics are the management board, the board of trustees and the scientific advisory board.


ISL Gremien

Board of Trustees

The board of trustees consists of honorary representatives of the maritime economy and labour unions, representatives of the free hanseatic city of Bremen, representatives of the universities of the free hanseatic city of Bremen and experts from national and local authorities as well as representatives of the public life. Furthermore, the chairman of the scientific advisory board is also member of the board of trustees. The chairman of the board of trustees is a representative of the senate of education and science of Bremen.

The board of trustees takes decisions about general and financial affairs by regarding the proposals of the board of directors and the statements of the scientific advisory board. The board of trustees supervises the affairs in regard to legality and economic expediency.

Activities are among other things decisions regarding changes and amendments to the Statute of the Foundation, the adoption of the marketing plan and annual financial statements, the appointment of the Board, the Standing Orders of the institutions, general tasks and principles for the organization of the Institute and co-operation agreements. Furthermore, the Board of Directors shall be submitted to the annual report on the activities of the ISL in the previous year and the planning for the following year.

Current members of Board of Trustees:

  • Dr. Heide Ahrens, (Chairman), Senatorin für Wissenschaft und Häfen Bremen
  • Michael Blach, EUROGATE GmbH & Co. KGaA, KG, Bremen
  • Dr. Michael Fisser, KG Fisser & v. Doornum GmbH & Co. Hamburg
  • Peter Geitmann, Ver.di Bundesverwaltung Berlin
  • Uwe Jacob, Nds. Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Arbeit, Verkehr und Digitalisierung
  • Dr. Michael Knauer, (Vorsitzender Wiss. Beirat), sea chefs Holding AG Schweiz
  • Jörg Lattner, Senator für Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Europa Bremen
  • Dirk Lohmann, ehemals SLOMAN NEPTUN Schifffahrts-AG Bremen
  • Dr. Steffen Lüsse, Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Arbeit, Verkehr und Technik Schleswig-Holstein
  • Dr. Ralf Meyer, Magistrat Seestadt Bremerhaven
  • Björn Pistol, Hamburg Port Authority AöR
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Ritzenhoff, Hochschule Bremerhaven
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Scholz-Reiter, Universität Bremen
  • Dr. Jens-Uwe Zingler, Ministerium für Energie, Infrastruktur und Digitalisierung Mecklenburg-Vorpommern


Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board consists of up to twelve members who belong to the universities, other research institutes and the research areas of the ISL. The members are appointed by the Board of Trustees on the recommendation of the Executive Board for five years, the presidency is an elected representative of the board. The meetings of the Advisory Board may attend the Executive Board, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and invited guests.

The Scientific Advisory Board advises the Board of Trustees and the Executive Board of the ISL voluntarily in the areas of research and development. It supports the Institute's cooperation with other scientific institutions at home and abroad, working in the area of this Foundation. In addition, the Scientific Advisory Board supports the academic work of the ISL and gives recommendations to the Board of Trustees and the Executive Board.

Current members of Scientific Advisory Board:

  • Dr. Michael Knauer, (Chairman), sea chefs Holding AG Schweiz
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Freitag, (Deputy Chairman), BIBA Bremen
  • Prof. Dr. Ing. Uwe Arens, Hochschule Bremerhaven
  • Prof. Dr. Sabine Bruns-Vietor, Hochschule Osnabrück
  • Jörg Colberg, GHBV Gesamthafenbetriebsverein im Lande Bremen e.V.
  • Reinhard Kütter, ehemals Kühne + Nagel AG & Co. KG
  • Kay Middendorf, ehemals HeidelbergCement AG
  • Ferdinand Möhring, BLG Logistics Group AG & Co. KG Bremen
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Pawlik, Hochschule Bremen
  • Prof. Dr. Orestis Schinas, Hamburg School of Business Administration
  • Prof. Dr. Frank Schultmann, KIT Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
  • Hans-Georg Tschupke, Senator für Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Europa Bremen