Centres of Excellence

Namibian - German Centre For Logistics
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Welcome to the Namibian-German Centre for Logistics!

Without logistics there is no economic development or activity at all. Logistics is the key activity in every economy and in our globalized world. To perform properly, logistics need know-how, skilled people, adequate infrastructure and appropriate technology.

The Namibian-German Centre for Logistics is unique in the region. We are the only ones to combine

academic expertise with practical know-how in logistics,
research with economic skills,
practitioners with experts
state of the art logistics from Europe with familiarity of African markets

Liaise with us to learn more!


Just 60 days 23 hours 17 minutes 45 seconds to the

8th Annual Logistics and Transport Workshop

Our Mission

NGCL strives for excellence in logistics. Our mission is to contribute to the economic development of the country and the region by providing the expertise and strategies that promote and further logistics.

NGCL thus started its activities with education. We educate the future leader of the logistics industry, train staff and provide skills that the industry needs to realise its full potential. But the Centre immediately expanded its activities with research since knowing and learning more about the specific conditions of logistics in Southern Africa is essential not only for proper education but also for developing new strategies for the industry. Excellence also needs a sound network of experts. That’s why we aim at gathering and connecting local and regional companies, industry partners and the administration and authorities in networking events and conferences.


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What we Offer

The portfolio of the Centre is developed from a needs-based approach, according to what is needed to let logistics become a powerful motor for economic development. These four main fields of action are
Education and Training – Applied Research – Consulting – Networking

  • Events

    The Namibian-German Centre for Logistics holds numerous events throughout the year. This is whats on offer at the moment


  • Education

    In cooperation with the two partner universities NGCL is part of four academic programmes.
    These are:

    Bachelor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management
    Bachelor of Transport Management
    Bachelor of Logistics (Honours)
    Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management

    All focus on the specific needs and challenges of logistics in the SADC region. These are for example effective usage of port and logistics corridor, supply chain management for sparse regions and value added services in logistics. Students get holistic insights in business processes, technology, information systems and legal framework. The programmes are theoretically based but give a strong emphasis on practise. Logistics practitioners from the region and experts from abroad gave important input in the curriculum development for maximum practical relevance of the content.

    Students are furthermore integrated in the centre’s technology transfer projects to gain real life experiences. Our almuni are part of an international alumni network through DAAD.

  • Training and Short courses

    In order to keep up with competitors and to use resources more efficiently, logistics and transport professionals need constant continuing education in their field. To facilitate the continuous education and development of logistics and transport professionals the centre has secured Accredited Education Provider status for some renonwn professional bodies:

    Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport UK
    Chartered Institute for Procurement and Supply
    Operations Management Association for Southern Africa

    The Centre is also member of the Supply Chain Council.

    As Accredited Education Provider for CILT, we have many years of experience in offering the following qualifications:

    Advanced  Diploma in Transport and Logistics“ in Windhoek, Luderitz and Walvis Bay
    Professional Diploma in Transport and Logistics“ in , Windhoek, Walvis Bay and Tsumeb currently

    For your convenience, we do also offer tailor-made training for your staff, just contact Brighten for a meeting to discuss requirements


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  • Applied Research

    Our goal is to provide a centre of excellence for logistics in Namibia. Therefore, we started our research work by initiating a major project called “State of Logistics in Namibia”, which comprised a thorough survey-based examination of the situation of relevant industry sectors and companies in the country. Thus we are guided by the results of our “State of Logistics” project, but also feedback from stakeholders following the annual workshop and, most importantly, by the government’s requirements as expressed in their NDP_4 and vision 2030 documents. These unanimously point to logistics and one of the key factors that will influence the future of the country, and the region. This gives a lot of starting points for more research work.

    With this major work accomplished we have settled a sound base for our Applied Research. This entails for example analysis of supply chains, identifying bottlenecks, finding solutions for procurement challenges, or identifying your companies opportunities with the expansion of the port in Walvis Bay or the use of dryports. Contact Dr. Kenneth Odero if you want to learn more!


Our Partners


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Excellent staff for a Centre of Excellence

Backbone of our work is our staff. NGCL takes utmost care of the continuous qualification of its staff, on every level and for every individual. Our mission of educating future leaders and building excellence does not stop with our staff but it starts right there. Our employees go on trainings regularly, gain experience abroad, and update their know-how on several regional and international conferences.

  • Logan Fransman, Director

    Logan is a true jack of all trades device, and since its inauguration contributing to the Centre’s success story. Holding a Masters degree in Business Computing from the Polytechnic of Namibia, while he has recently finished his master thesis on Transport Collaboration Systems using Multiagent systems at the University of South Africa. Logan is vital part of our research department where he focuses on ERP and IT in logistics in general. Logan is head of a ever-growing young family and like almost all team members a enthusiastic tennis and footbal-supporter.

    +264 – 61-207 2818

  • Brighten Simasiku, Project Manager

    The head of our Commercial Department has a background in education and since then enjoyed extensive further training and qualification in project management and consulting. Brighten joined the team in 2013 and has since then proven his excellent qualities with our industry partners, the organisation of NGCL’s annual conference and professional networking. Being a talented communicator at work and above father of two bubbly kids at home, its no wonder he enjoys the silence when hiking in his spare time.

    ++264 – 61-207 2758

  • Sylvester Kaukungua, Coordinator Short Courses

    Sylvester has long-term and first-hand experience in logistics in Namibia and knows his industry in and out. He is responsible for the short courses that NGCL offers to industry, but also lectures on all of these, where he can feed-in all of his expertise in the field. Father of two, a sweet boy and girl. The little spare time he has is filled with playing tennis and putting his feet up for a nice game of soccer on the television.

    ++264 – 61-207 2544

  • Helvi Hangula, Liaison officer

    Helvi is responsible for a smooth communication and collaboration with the world surrounding NGCL, primarily the Namibia University of Science and Technology and our students, but also our donor (the German Academic Exchange Service) and our partner university in Germany (Flensburg University of Applied Sciences). Helvi joined our team in 2015, and has since then quickly become indispensible as she connects the many parts of NGCL’s network.

    ++264 – 61-207 2135

  • Nikki Mercelyne Maletzky, Office Administration

    Nikki joined the NGCL in late 2013. Without her sense of order and humour, NGCL’s team would quickly find itself in chaos and resulting despair. She is responsible for office administration within the centre. Her love for football will definitely soon be appreciated and shared by her two little boys that keep her busy in her spare time.

    +264 – 61-207 2909

  • Dr. Kenneth Odero, Academic Director

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    +264 – 61-207 2032

  • Elizabeth Phellemon, Finance Officer

    Profile to follow

    +264 – 61-207 2532