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Harilaos N. Psaraftis is a Professor at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Department of Technology, Management and Economics. He has a diploma from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) (1974), and two M.Sc. degrees (1977) and a Ph.D. (1979) from MIT, USA. He has been Assistant and Associate Professor at MIT from 1979 to 1989 and Professor at NTUA from 1989 to 2013.  He has participated in 20 or so EU projects, and  has coordinated 3 of them, including project SuperGreen on European green corridors (2010-2013). He has been a member and chairman of various groups at the IMO, and has also served as CEO of the Piraeus Port Authority (1996 -2002). He has published extensively and has received several academic and industry awards. His latest book is entitled "Sustaible Shipping: A Cross Disciplinary View" (Springer, 2019). 

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International Experience:

Principal Investigator in many EU projects, coordinating 3 of them.

Involved in various International Maritime Organization, European Commission and other UN bodies committees and panels.

Departmental Academic Advisor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Dept. of Logistics and Maritime Studies.

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Language Skills:
Greek (mother tongue)

Research areas

Transportation logistics; maritime logistics; green logistics

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification







Diploma, NTUA


External positions

CEO, Piraeus Port Authority


Professor, National Technical University of Athens


Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Assistant Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology



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