The site www.logisticshalloffame.net has issued a worldwide call for nominations of logistics professionals and teams to be accepted into the international Logistics Hall of Fame. Respondents are also welcome to apply on their own behalf. The Logistics Hall of Fame initiative - whose patron is Alexander Dobrindt, the Federal Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVI) - is sponsored by numerous international industry associations, media and businesses, including the Port of Duisburg (duisport), transport and logistics company Gebrüder Weiss, Kravag logistics insurance, commercial vehicle manufacturer Fahrzeugwerk Bernard Krone GmbH, intralogistics expert Still, consultant and service provider SVG Bundes-Zentralgenossenschaft Strassenverkehr and freight exchange TimoCom.
Besides the virtual hall of fame, the site also contains useful information about milestones and leading figures in logistics and can be accessed any time free-of-charge. Acceptance into the ranks of logistics superstars is earned on the basis of technical, strategic, scientific, commercial or entrepreneurial achievement. The proviso is that the service rendered extends beyond individual companies to benefit logistics as a whole. Furthermore, the achievement must already stand, which means theoretical concepts alone do not suffice. Once nominations close on 8 May, an eminent committee - including Dorothee Bär, Parliamentary State Secretary at the BMVI, who is the logistics coordinator for the Federal Republic of Germany, and Robert Cameron, Head of the Logistics Department at the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) - is responsible for shortlisting up to ten of the nominees, from whom an international panel of experts will then decide the new member of the Logistics Hall of Fame.