Shipping and logistics are important for Norway for two obvious reasons: Norwegian shipping and maritime services’ position in international markets and the very fact that Norway is very dependent on efficient transport and logistics domestically. While the two research areas (shipping economics and logistics) have developed somewhat separately within academia, maritime transportation is obviously a key part of most global logistics systems.
Both shipping and logistics are traditional research fields at NHH. The Shipping and Logistics Research Center continues and develops this work through both theoretical and empirical maritime transport and logistics research in broad interaction with Norwegian industry.
Having leading scholars in both economics and operations research within the group sets us apart from more technically-focused groups at other institutions in Norway and internationally. We believe that the most challenging questions and innovative research in the near future will arise where the two areas intersect – such as optimizing decisions under uncertainty subject to more realistic models of market uncertainty.