Shipping Management, Management of Transport Companies
Dr. George K. Vaggelas is Associate Professor of Shipping and Transport Management at the Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport of the University of the Aegean. He is member of the “Research in Shipping and Ports Laboratory” of the University of the Aegean and a founding member of PortEconomics – a web-based initiative advancing knowledge exchange on port economics, management and policies. George Vaggelas holds a BSc (Shipping & Enterpreneurship), an MSc in Shipping Trade and Transport (STT), and a PhD (2008) in port economics, management and policy, obtained at the Department of Shipping Trade and Transport, School of Business, University of the Aegean, Greece.
He spent four years (2010-2014) as an advisor to the President and CEO of Thessaloniki Port Authority (ThPA) SA dealing, among others, with the strategic planning of the port and the development of the cruise business. During 2014-2016 he served as member of the Greek Regulatory Authority for Ports, until 2016, when he resigned in order to devote more time in consultancy and research of maritime transportation systems and ports. Since then he has completed shipping and seaport related projects in several European countries, examining transport systems and port reorganization, transport systems investments, port M&A’s, shipping clusters, shipping policy etc.
He has (co-) authored more than 50 studies published in international scientific journals and presented at international conferences examining, among others, shipping transport and seaport economics, management and policy. He is a member of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) and of the Port Performance Research Network (PPRN). He currently serves as a BoD member of the ‘Hellenic Association of Maritime Economists’ (ENOE).