Chief Operating Officer (COO) / Chief Technical Officer (CTO) / Manager of the Port Authority
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Schlipköther is a graduated engineer in constructive civil engineering (university Essen), and worked after his studies at the university Essen for various construction companies.

He joined duisport in 2001 as Member of the Executive Board, where he is responsible for engineering and operations. In appreciation of his special contributions as a lecturer at the Faculty of Engineering in the areas of ship technology and logistics, he was awarded an honorary professorship at the University of Duisburg-Essen in 2013.

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Additional mandates:

  • Head of Port Authority Duisburg
  • Member of the Board of duisport consult GmbH
  • Head of Duisburger Infrastrukturgesellschaft mbH (DIG)

Expert committees & commitments:

  • Honorary professor for “port management and logistics” at the university in Duisburg/Essen
  • Lecture for “supply chain management” at the university of Duisburg/Essen
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Bochum University of Applied Science
  • Commercial Judge at the District Court Duisburg for cases of the logistics and construction sector
  • Founder member of the “European Rail Freight Association” (ERFA), Brussels
  • Member of the VDV-committee „rail companies public ports” (EöH), Köln
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the “rail freight” (VDV), Köln
  • Chairman of the “technical committee inland ports” (TAB), Duisburg (until 12/2012)
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the DK Recycling und Roheisen GmbH
  • Member of the Central Board of the “technical committee seaports” (HTG), Hamburg
  • Member of the HTG-committee “port planning and logistics”, Hamburg
  • Member of the Board of “Research Association for Combined Transport“ (SGKV), Berlin
  • Member of the “German Facility Management Association” (GEFMA), Munich
  • Member of the “German association for geotechnical engineering“ (DGGT), Essen
  • Member of the Advisory Board of “3D maritime network” (Fraunhofer IGD), Rostock
  • Member of ALICE (Alliance for Logistic Innovation through Collaboration in Europe), Brussels
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Zentrums für Logistik und Verkehr (ZLV)
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the STEAG Power Minerals GmbH