DST institute director appointed as member of the innovation commission of federal transport ministry
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bettar Ould El Moctar, institute director of DST – Development Center of Ship Technology and Transport Systems and Chair of the Institute of Ship Technology, Ocean Engineering and Transport Systems of the University of Duisburg-Essen, has been appointed as one of 16 members of the innovation commission of the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI).
The innovation commission is coordinated by Mr. Steffen Bilger MdB, parliamentary undersecretary at BMVI and the German government’s freight transport and logistics coordinator. The commission provides technical advice for the realization and further development of logistics innovation program 2030 and meets once or twice a year.
As a means to safeguard Germany’s position as logistics world champion and innovation hub, the logistics innovation program 2030 encompasses ten areas with respective objectives and realization steps. The program contributes to ensuring the competitiveness and fostering climate protection. Apart from areas like “digital supply chain”, “future labor market”, and “innovative air freight”, the program presents objectives and measures for the area “innovative ports and waterways”, which again will be co-represented by Prof. Dr.-Ing. El Moctar.