Dr.-Ing. Patric Drewes

Dr.-Ing. Patric Drewes

Managing Partner Carl Polzin Seehafenspedition, Logistics Plus Bremen and Antwerp

Vice President, Bremische Hafenvertretung (BHV)

Dr.-Ing. Patric Drewes is partner and managing director at Drewes Group, a privately held and family-run company, active in project logistics, shipping and chartering. He studied economic engineering and management at the Technical University of Berlin, and earned his doctoral degree in engineering at the Technical University of Hamburg in 2011. Before, he gained first-hand operational experience during his apprenticeship at LOCTON GmbH, a specialized contract logistics company in Cologne. Drewes began his career and entrepreneurial journey in 2009: alongside his studies he took over the business at Carl Polzin Seehafenspedition in Bremen and restructured the company to become a leading logistics specialist for steel and steel products. Since then, Carl Polzin has increased tenfold in sales and is now renowned as a service and quality leader for tailored logistics solutions. In 2015, he also partnered with Logistics Plus Inc. to manage its European project logistics subsidiaries. Drewes Group is now able to provide its customers with a global network of more than 550 logistics experts in over 65 offices for any logistics inquiry. Moreover, Drewes is dedicated to supporting Bremen’s local logistics, port and transportation industry. In 2014, as vice president of Bremische Hafenvertretung, or BHV, he initiated the Project Logistics Conference which is now one of the most important platforms for networking, knowledge transfer and impulse exchange for the breakbulk industry in Europe.
 
Additional information is available on the following websites:
Shipping & Chartering www.thb-bremen.de/de
Steel Logistics Solutions: www.c-polzin.de
Logistics Solutions: www.logisticsplus.net

 

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Wednesday 22/05/2019

From 12:00 To 13:00

05/22/2019 12:00 05/22/2019 13:00 Industry Forum: Are we entering a new era of innovation for breakbulk? Identifying technology’s true value for the sector ‘Innovation’ and ‘digital disruption’ have become buzz words of the 21st century. But what do they mean for the breakbulk sector, an industry that is frequently labelled as ‘behind the times’ and many would argue is not suitable for digital disruption due its non-standardised nature which defies automation and simplification?
 
This panel will present the findings of the Maritime Cluster North Germany and NBS Northern Business School’s research, focussing on digital trends in the breakbulk business.  
 
Sifting innovation fact from fiction, our panel answers these questions:
  • Current landscape - what solutions and technology are already in use?
  • What technology should be causing disruption already but isn’t - should we change it?
  • What innovations are on the horizon that will impact the way breakbulk is shipped in the future?
  • Where are the opportunities and where are companies starting to invest?
  • How can we become a more forward-thinking industry?
Tech & Innovation Hub

Tech & Innovation Hub

"Industry Forum: Are we entering a new era of innovation for breakbulk? Identifying technology’s true value for the sector"

Andreas Wiegeler Christoph Homeier Dr. Alexey Fofonov Dr.-Ing. Patric Drewes
Time and date

Wednesday 22/05/2019

From 12:00 To 13:00

05/22/2019 12:00 05/22/2019 13:00 Industry Forum: Are we entering a new era of innovation for breakbulk? Identifying technology’s true value for the sector ‘Innovation’ and ‘digital disruption’ have become buzz words of the 21st century. But what do they mean for the breakbulk sector, an industry that is frequently labelled as ‘behind the times’ and many would argue is not suitable for digital disruption due its non-standardised nature which defies automation and simplification?
 
This panel will present the findings of the Maritime Cluster North Germany and NBS Northern Business School’s research, focussing on digital trends in the breakbulk business.  
 
Sifting innovation fact from fiction, our panel answers these questions:
  • Current landscape - what solutions and technology are already in use?
  • What technology should be causing disruption already but isn’t - should we change it?
  • What innovations are on the horizon that will impact the way breakbulk is shipped in the future?
  • Where are the opportunities and where are companies starting to invest?
  • How can we become a more forward-thinking industry?
Tech & Innovation Hub
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