About the expertDr. Peter de Langen is the owner and principal consultant of Ports & Logistics Advisory, based in Malaga, Spain. Peter de Langen is also a Visiting Professor in Copenhagen Business School, where he aims to develop cutting edge research in ports & logistics. From 2007 to 2013, Peter worked at Port of Rotterdam Authority (PoR), department Corporate Strategy as senior advisor. Peter is Chairman of the Innovation Council of the Dutch Innovation Center for Barge Transport, co-director of the knowledge dissemination platform www.porteconomics.eu, co-organiser of conferences and training events and regular speaker at industry conferences on ports and shipping. At PoR, Peter was involved in and led various strategic renewal projects, such as the development of a port policy of the Dutch national government, the development of a 'corporate strategic plan 2011-2015', the development of long term cargo forecasts and the development of a port vision for 2030. He was also involved in various business development initiatives and provided in house courses. Finally, Peter de Langen contributed to various international projects at Port of Rotterdam Authority, including developing a business plan for the port of Suape (Brazil), a masterplan for ports for Brazil and a comprehensive port analysis for the Port Commerce Department of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Peter continues to work with Port of Rotterdam Authority as an independent advisor. In 2013, Peter founded Ports & Logistics Advisory (PLA, see www.pl-advisory.com). PLA is active in boardroom advisory, research and executive education in ports & logistics worldwide. PLA aims to provide high impact contributions to projects and organisations.
Fresh thinking to increase the value creation of port activities for port cities