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Principal Consultant

Ocean Dynamex Inc.


Okan Duru is the Principal Consultant at Ocean Dynamex Inc.


He received his bachelor degree from the Department of Maritime Transportation Management Engineering at Istanbul Technical University (2003). While he was studying the Master of Engineering degree (Maritime Transportation Engineering) in Istanbul Technical University, he was working on board chemical tankers from time to time. He joined to the Istanbul Technical University as a Research Fellow in 2006. He graduated from the Department of Maritime Transportation Engineering (MEng.) in 2007.


In 2007, he was awarded for the MSc/PhD scholarship at Kobe University by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan. He moved to Kobe, Japan and completed his Master of Science degree at the Department of Maritime Logistics, Kobe University in 2009.


Okan Duru completed his Ph.D. at the Graduate School of Maritime Sciences, Kobe University. The dissertation title is the Economic Analysis on the Long term assessment of Dry Bulk Shipping.


He has published many journal papers and conference papers. He reviewed several papers for International Journal of Forecasting, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Maritime Policy and Management, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of the Operational Research Society-JORS, Applied Soft Computing, Fuzzy Sets and Systems, International Journal of Fuzzy Systems, among others.


Dr. Okan Duru is married to Kazue Duru (Taguchi) with two sons.




Doctor of Philosophy in Maritime Science & Technology, Graduate School of Maritime Sciences, Kobe University, Japan, 2012

Economic analysis on the long-term assessment of dry bulk shipping Download



Maritime Science & Technology, Graduate School of Maritime Sciences, Kobe University, Japan, 2009

Comparative analysis of judgmental and statistical forecasting for dry bulk freight market



Maritime Transportation Engineering, Institute of Science, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, 2007

Turkish coal import shipping supply-demand analysis



Maritime Transportation Management Engineering, Maritime College, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, 2003



2020-present, Principal Consultant, Ocean Dynamex Inc.

2017-2020, Assistant Professor of Maritime Studies, Nanyang Technological University Singapore.

2015-2016, Assistant Professor of Maritime Finance and Logistics, Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG).

2013-2015, Visiting Scholar/ Research Fellow, IMaRC, Kobe University

2013-2015, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Maritime, Izmir Katip Celebi University, Turkey.

2006-2013, Research Fellow, Faculty of Maritime, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey.

2005-2006, Research Fellow, Department of Mercantile Marine Transport, Ministry of Transport, Under secretariat of Maritime Affairs.

2004, Journalist, ‘Dunya’ daily financial newspaper.

2003-2004, Project Member, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey (In cooperation with Japan International Cooperation Agency-JICA and Kobe University).



Computer Intelligence for Finance and Economics

Economic Pluralism in Shipping Economics

Shipping Markets and Freight Rate Theory

Shipping Asset Management

Maritime Policy

Decision Support Systems (DSS)

Forecasting Support Systems (FSS)

Fuzzy Time Series (FTS) modeling















































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