Michele Acciaro is Associate Professor of Maritime Logistics and Head of the Logistics Department at the Kuehne Logistics University (KLU). He is also the Academic Director of the MSc in International Maritime Law and Logistics (IMLLog). Until December 2012 he held the position of Senior Researcher – Green Shipping at the R&I department of DNV-GL near Oslo. Between 2004 and 2010 he worked as deputy director and researcher at MEL/Erasmus SmartPort of Erasmus University Rotterdam, with which he is still associated. Dr. 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, for which he was awarded the NOL/APL Prize for Student Excellence, and a PhD in Logistics from Erasmus University Rotterdam. Dr. Acciaro was awarded the Young Researcher Best Paper Prize at the IAME Annual Conference in Cyprus in 2005. Since 2013 he contributed to the European Sustainable Shipping Forum, and he is Council member of IAME, for which he edits the Association’s Newsletter. in 2016 he was elected vice-President of IAME. He lectured at several institutions around the world, he authored over forty publications and has been invited speaker at industry events such as TOC Europe and Intermodal.