New paper contributions by TPR

-Understanding evolution in the Antwerp chemical cluster: the role of regional development strategies
-The Grand Challenge: Pathways Towards Climate Neutral Freight Corridors
-The Assessment of Different Future Freight Transport Scenarios for Europe and North Rhine-Westphalia
Developing performance indicators for a logistics model for vessel platooning

Invitation to Port Innovation Café Sustainability

On 8 November 2018, the BNP Paribas Fortis Chair on Transport, Logistics and Ports will host its sixth Port Innovation Café, on ‘Integration in the maritime supply chain: Sustainability a new innovative business model’ at the University of Antwerp. Anyone interested in contributing can contact Note that a maximum number of attendants is imposed, and that the language is Dutch

View the Chair’s Co-innovation page

Schrijf in voor Master Maritieme Wetenschappen

Vanaf academiejaar 2018-2019 biedt TPR een nieuwe opleiding “master in de maritieme wetenschappen” aan! Dit is de enige Nederlandstalige opleiding over (maritiem) transport en logistiek op masterniveau die in Vlaanderen wordt aangeboden! Inschrijvingen geopend vanaf 2 juli.

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Job vacancy Urban Studies

The University of Antwerp is seeking to fill a full-time (100%) vacancy in for a Doctoral Grant by the University Research Fund (BOF) ono an interdisciplinary project within the Urban Studies Institute. The project links urban history with transport geography and urban planning, with related research groups Centre for Urban History (CSG – promotor Greet De Block) and Transport and Regional Economics (TPR – promotor Ann Verhetsel).

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Co-operation with University of Aegean

As part of the TransportNET co-operation with University of the Aegean, Thierry Vanelslander lectured at University of the Aegean on ‘Urban logistics regulation schemes and solutions: good practices and functional conditions’. He also presented at the locally hosted WCTRS SIGB5 workshop on Freight Transport Modelling, on the topic of ‘Belt and road: more competition between sea and rail? Lessons from modeling generalized costs’.

view the STT Aegean web page

C-MAT students graduated

On 27 June 2018, the first batch of the 2017-2018 C-MAT students graduated.

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Clusters 2.0 Platform Governance meeting

TPR hosted the Clusters 2.0 – Task 3.3 ‘Platform Governance’ meeting on 4 July 2018. During the meeting, governance as used for data platforms was defined, and possible settings of governance were discussed. This EU funded Horizon 2020 project focuses on the development of an open collaborative network of hyper connected logistics multimodal clusters.

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Port co-operation: motives, forms and results

On the occasion of the recent press attention for the co-operation potential between the ports of Zeebruges and Antwerp, TPR kindly refers back to its 2013 paper on ‘Port co-operation: motives, forms and results’, which deals with the potential motives and suitable forms that co-operation entails.

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TPR presented @ ATRS 2018

Wouter Dewulf, Sven Buyle and Thomas Van Asch presented at Air Transport Research Society Conference 2018 in Seoul.
– Economies of Scale in the European ANS Industry: A Multi-product Translog Cost Function Approach
– Assessing Airport Strategy for Cargo in Europe
– The Significance of Air Cargo Revenues for the Selection Process of New Destinations for Passenger Transport

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TPR presented @ various events

TPR lately presented on:
– ‘Public Port Capacity Investment Decisions under Congestion and Uncertainty’ @ Real Options Conference
– ‘The societal effect of cooperation between neighbouring seaport authorities’ @ ELA PhD workshop
– Uitdagingen voor de maritieme sector @ Vlaams Maritiem Platform
– The liner perspective on Container Trade @ APEC
– Economic Impacts of the Ballast Water Treaty: A Case Study for The Netherlands and Belgium@ NAV 2018
– Wouter Dewulf @ Air Cargo Belgium Innovation Forum

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Upcoming external events where you can meet TPR

     World Conference on Transport Research 2019

Mumbai – extended deadline 20 July 2018!


     European Transport Conference 2018