HSBA's activities in the maritime sector and logistics fields are bundled under the auspices of the Department Maritime & Logistics. As a harbour city and Germany's most important location for shipping, Hamburg with its numerous trading and logistics companies is predestined to have an institution like this one. The department has responded to the resulting high level of demand for qualified staff and for the development of innovative solutions to ensure competitiveness by means of high-quality study programmes, sophisticated further training courses and practise-based research. As an information centre, the department is THE authority on Hamburg's maritime and logistics industry.
In order to meet the demand for advanced education offerings in the maritime and logistics sector, the department offers opportunities for further training that are tailored and geared to staff in the shipping and ship financing institutions in particular. The aim is to provide education and further training opportunities to executives in the maritime and logistics industry.
The research activities of the Department Maritime & Logistics are dedicated to issues concerning the competitiveness of the shipping industry, the port and its inland connections as well as of shipping-related business.