Michele Acciaro is Head of Logistics Department and Associate Professor of Maritime Logistics at Kühne Logistics University. Until December 2012 he held the position of Senior Researcher – Green Shipping at the Research and Innovation department of Det Norske Veritas AS (DNV) in Høvik, near Oslo. Between 2004 and 2010 he worked as deputy director and researcher at the Center for Maritime Economics and Logistics (MEL)/Erasmus SmartPort of Erasmus University Rotterdam, with which he is still associated.
Acciaro holds a BSc and a MSc (cum Laude) in Statistics and Economics from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”; a MSc in Maritime Economics and Logistics from Erasmus University Rotterdam for which he was awarded the NOL/APL Prize for Student Excellence; and a PhD in Logistics also from Erasmus University Rotterdam. Dr. Acciaro was awarded the Young Researcher Best Paper Prize at the IAME Annual Conference in Cyprus in 2005.
Since 2001 he worked as a consultant, advisor and researcher in the areas of liner shipping economics, terminal management and operations optimisation, green shipping, container logistics integration and supply chain pricing and finance. He has lectured at several institutions around the world, he authored over thirty publications and has been invited speaker at industry events such as TOC Europe and Intermodal.