Professor Philip Rogers

Professor Philip Rogers

Honorary Professor

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business



Honorary Professor Shipping & Logistics


BSc Maritime Studies (Plymouth Polytechnic 1973)
PhD Transport Economics (London Guildhall University 1988)

Philip has some 55 years of experience in the commercial shipping industry starting at Plymouth School of Navigation in 1965. After nearly a decade spent at sea serving as a Navigating Officer aboard bulk carriers, tankers, general cargo and fleet replenishment vessels Philip commenced his shore career as a Shipping Economist for a British Shipowner operating Handysize bulk carriers.

After 3 years he moved on to become a Shipping Analyst for Clarkson shipbrokers. During that time he sat his professional examinations to become a Chartered Shipbroker winning the Armac prize for Economics and International Trade in the competitive global examinations. Immediately after that he offered his services and taught Shipping Economics for many years later becoming the overall Assessor.

Whilst at Clarksons he was headhunted to create the Research Division of the world’s largest independent shipbroker Simpson, Spence & Young where for 15 years he was the Managing Director. For 14 of these years he was, in addition, the Coal Trade consultant to the United Nations responsible for all their long term trade forecasts. Moving to New York in 2000 he was the Content Director for leading MaritimeDirect managing a staff of 70.

Eventually returning to the UK he was appointed as Global Head of Research and Analysis for Galbraith’s Shipbrokers and at the same time was appointed as Visiting Professor at Copenhagen Business School later progressing to become Chief Examiner and Dean of the Executive MBA programme in Shipping and Logistics.

Philip joined the world’s largest interdealer broker ICAP in 2008 as Head of Consultancy before retiring in 2011. In addition to Copenhagen Business School Philip has held a number of Visiting Professorships at the following Universities: Middlesex Business School, Frederick University, Cyprus; London Metropolitan University and Hamburg University.

Professional membership

FICS - Fellow Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
FCILT - Fellow Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport

AFNI - Associate Fellow Nautical Institute
IAME - International Association Maritime Economists

Roles on external bodies

Professor of Commodity Trade, Frederick University, Limassol, Cyprus

Dean Professor Shipping & Logistics, Copenhagen Business School
Professor of Maritime Economics, Frederick University, Limassol, Cyprus
Professor Shipping & Logistics Middlesex Business School



Teaching interests

Maritime Economics and Analysis: Supply/Demand analysis and forecasting of Dry bulk freight market

Baltic Exchange Shipbroking
Global Commodity Trades: Coal, Oil, Grain, Steel, Iron Ore, Minor Bulks
Bulk maritime transport pricing

Maritime Strategy

Staff serving as external examiners

External Examiner Plymouth University 2003-2009



Research interests

Global commodity trade models

Trade Forecasting
United Nations Coal Trade Adviser 1984-99 

Research degrees awarded to supervised students





“World Coal Trade and Prospects to 2000” for UN, 1990

“World Coal Trade and Prospectsto 2010” for UN, 1995

1999 World Energy Outlook for US Dept of Energy

Contributed extensively over many years to International Energy Agency, Paris "Coal Information"

“Does weight matter? A statistical analysis of the SSY Capesize Index”, Glen, D, & Rogers, P; Publishedin Maritime Policy and Management Oct-Dec 1997

Over the period of 40 years as a Shipping Economist have researched and produced hundreds of reports for clients on commercially confidential basis.

Co-author “World CoalTrade Statistics, 1983-87” with WH Fischer

Co-author “World CoalTrade Statistics, 1987-92” with WH Fischer



Reports & invited lectures

Have presented or chaired over 100 international conferences

Conferences organised

Shipping Market Analysis

Other academic activities

Professor of Commodity Trade, Frederick University, Limassol, Cyprus

Visiting Professor Shipping & Logistics, Copenhagen Business School 

Additional information

Younger Brother Trinity House

Freeman City of London
Liveryman Worshipful Company of Shipwrights