'Sustainable Mobility Roadshow' Set for Feb 21

Supply Chain and Logistics Program Collaborates with German American Chamber of Commerce and the Office of Harris Country Judge Ed Emmett


The University of Houston College of Technology Supply Chain and Logistics Program will collaborate with the German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) of the Southern United States, and the Office of Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, to feature "The Future of Smart & Green Ports" road show, Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., at University of Houston Hilton Hotel. A series of panel discussions will be followed by an evening reception.

Increasing populations and traffic concerns is a growing concern for which metropolitan areas need to develop and implement future mobility masterplans that will help to transport people and products to global markets quickly and efficiently. The concerns relate to both sides of the Atlantic - from metropolitan regions in the United States to Germany as the industry considers how to apply smart sustainability solutions that protect the environment. The event will feature panel discussions concerning attempts and measures to minimize the ecological impact of logistics activities.

Experts from the GACC South, the UH College of Technology, and industry will discuss attempts and measures to minimize the ecological impact of logistics activities.

Panel Discussions (2:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Smart Ports: How can traffic be controlled intelligently?

  • Liang-Chieh (Victor) Cheng, Ph.D., Associate Professor Supply Chain & Logistics, Construction Management Department, College of Technology, University of Houston
  • Ralf Fiedler, Group Leader, Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services
  • Margaret A. Kidd, Instructional Assistant Professor Supply Chain, Construction Management Department, University of Houston (moderator)
  • Gunter Klein, Project Manager, dbh Logistics IT AG
  • Michael Schaffner, Director Terminal Technology & Innovation
  • Erik Stromberg, Executive Director for Center for Advances in Port Management, Lamar University

Energy efficiency and Environment Protection: How can ports become greener?

  • Adithya Dahagama, Program Manager for Energy & Sustainability Strategy at Port Houston
  • Ralf Fiedler, Group Leader, Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services (Germany)
  • Amir Gharehgozi, (Ph.D.) Assistant Professor, Marine Administration Department, Texas A & M Galveston
  • Brian P. Hill, Western Gulf Gateway Director, U.S. Maritime Administration (moderator)
  • Bruce Race, Professor of Architecture, Director, Center for Sustainability and Resilience, University of Houston, Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture

For information, contact mkidd@uh.edu.