KE-CONSULT Kurte&Esser GbR

Oskar-Jäger-Str. 175

50825 Köln





company profile

KE-CONSULT was founded in 2001 by Dr. Judith Kurte and Dr. Klaus Esser.

As a consultancy and research company KE-CONSULT focuses on competent economical and empirical analyses in the context of transport and logistics.


The managing partners of KE-CONSULT (Dr. Judith Kurte and Dr. Klaus Esser) are both economists and transport experts. They have deep knowledge in impact assessment on economy and transport. Key working areas are demand and market analyses, impact assessments, development and application of efficiency assessment tools (cost-benefit-, cost-efficiency- and multi-criteria-analyses) in rail, air and road transport and logistics/ CEP services.


Since 2001 many consultancy projects and research assignments were conducted successfully in different transport segments and research areas. The quality of the project results and the utter satisfaction of the customers have always been assured by the development and application of methodologies on a high scientific level and a deep knowledge of the institutional and political framework.


Customers of KE-CONSULT are as well private and public entities. Among the working references of KE-CONSULT are European bodies, Federal and Regional Ministries and local authorities (i.e. European Conference of Ministers of Transport, Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development, Thuringian Ministry of Building, Regional Development and Transport, Thuringian Ministry of Economics, Labour and Technology, Thuringian State Development Corporation, City of Cologne, Rhein-Sieg District and Rhein-Erft District), interest groups and associations (i.e. German Automobile Association (ADAC), German Association of International Express and Courier Services (BIEK), Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK), Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Cologne, Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Rhein-Sieg district, Hans Böckler Foundation, Regional Dialogue Forum for Frankfurt Airport) and private companies (i.e. Fraport AG, HGK Köln, Airport Berlin Schönefeld GmbH, INtIME Express Logistik GmbH, Airport Cologne/Bonn GmbH, Hamburg Port Authority, Siemens AG).


Within several projects and research assignments KE-CONSULT co-operated successfully as business partner and co-contractor with the Institute for Transport Economics at the University of Cologne, Germany, the ProgTrans AG, Basel, Switzerland and the Ifeu Institute,Heidelberg, Germany, BAST Fed­er­al High­way Re­search In­sti­tute, Germany, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Stuttgart, Germany, Motor Transport Institute (ITS), Warsaw, Poland, Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT), Espoo, Finland, infas Institute for Applied Social Sciences, Bonn, Germany, Prognos AG, Berlin, Germany.

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