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Erich Staake to join the Logistics Hall of Fame

The new member of the Logistics Hall of Fame is Erich Staake. The Chairman of the Executive Board of Duisburger Hafen AG was elected as "modernizer of inland port logistics" among 30 candidates from nine nations to the international Hall of Fame of Logistics. 

Erich Staake is the man behind the `wonder of Duisburg`. With his logport concept, he has achieved a task of the century in logistics in less than 20 years by transforming Duisburg's regional port into a leading logistics hub in Europe. He not only set a logistical milestone, but also gave Duisburg a new perspective," according to the jury of experts, which includes 70 well-known personalities from business, science, politics and the media in 13 nations.

Erich Staake can claim to have led inland port logistics into a new era. On the basis of the logport concept, he reinvented the Port of Duisburg as a multimodal logistics location and turned it into the largest inland port in Europe and an international benchmark. Thus, the manager has not only significantly advanced logistics itself, but has also impressively demonstrated how logistics strengthens the economic power and quality of life of an entire region. A total of 50,000 jobs, 7,000 directly in the port, have been created over the past 20 years.

The decisive factor for admission as a member of the Logistics Hall of Fame is that an achievement is not only beneficial for an individual company but has also significantly and permanently advanced logistics beyond the boundaries of one' s own organization or has become an industry standard. 

Staake is the 35th member among the world's most renowned logistics experts. The 65-year-old manager from the Ruhr region will be officially admitted on December 5th on the occasion of the annual Logistics Hall of Fame reception in the Erich-Klausener-Hall of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure in Berlin.

Photo: Hafen Duisburg AG/Frank Reinhold


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