KBS Secures Knowledge Transfer Partnerships with Priority Freight and Port of Dover

KBS has successfully secured two funded Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) to support Kent-based Priority Freight and the Port of Dover.

During the 30-month partnership, KBS’ Professor Said Salhi, Dr Shaomin Wu and Dr Niaz Wassan will help to embed new processes at Priority Freight, a company that provides logistics solutions to car manufacturers, global airlines and pharmaceutical giants.

The aim of the two year partnership with the Port of Dover – Europe’s busiest ferry port, is for KBS’ Dr Paola Scaparra and Dr Jesse O’Hanley to redesign and improve traffic flow at the Port’s Eastern Docks and optimise the layout of the Port’s new Western Docks cargo terminal building.

As Professor Said Salhi comments:

“Both KTPs will enhance relationships with KBS in terms of future collaborations through MSc Logistics summer projects and internships and could support future grants. These KTPs also clearly endorse our support of the local economy in Kent.”

Freight lorry

Dr Jesse O’Hanley also shares:

“This is an exciting partnership that will use cutting-edge business analytics to drive long-term strategic developments at the Port of Dover. The potential for considerable operational efficiency gains at the Port and the wider impact this will have on traffic and the economy in the South East are considerable and make this a particularly noteworthy project.”

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is a UK-wide programme helping businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK academic Knowledge Base.

For further information about Knowledge Transfer Partnerships please visit the website, or find out more about the Management Science Faculty.




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