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TPR Publications | Prizes | New doctors | Upcoming events

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TPR Publications | Prizes | New doctors | Upcoming events

New paper contributions by TPR

Impact of sea-level rise and extreme events on infrastructure development in global trade

Belt and road: more competition between sea and rail? A generalized cost approach

Innovation in ports : technology, information and processes

Building trust amongst Smart Port Ecosystem stakeholders: a communication platform

Taking a bottom-up approach to develop a Smart Port Ecosystem

Thesis Prize @ Chair Dennie Lockefeer

In 2021, the Dennie Lockefeer Chair will award the thesis prize for the second time. This prize (1000 euro) is intended for the best thesis on a related topic to inland navigation.

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Register for C-MAT research block modules

Apply now for C-MAT’s research training modules on ‘Industrial Economics’, ‘Transport Modelling’ and ‘Welfare Economics’, all held coming months.

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TPR @ Virtual Hackaton Port Revolutions

TPR co-hosts, through the SPEED project, a virtual hackathon – Port Revolutions – Digital & Environment. We invite app developers, tech startups, students, hackers, gamers, and everyone who wants to feel the thrill of developing a tech solution to a real life port challenge.

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Staff prizes @ TPR: Gobelijntjes!

Katrien De Langhe and Eddy Van de Voorde each got awarded a ‘Gobelijntje’, which are the Prizes for the most popular lecturer at FBE UAntwerp.

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Staff prizes @ TPR: Education Award

Ann Verhetsel got awarded the Education Prize by the Faculty of Business and Economics, especially for her innovative approaches in lecturing and the virtual excursions to London and Paris she set up.

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new TPR doctor: Thomas Van Asch

On 28 September, Thomas Van Asch succesfully defended his PhD at the University of Antwerp, on the topic of ‘Airport Competitiveness and European Airports: Markets and Strategy’.

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new TPR doctor: Sven Buyle

On 29 September, Sven Buyle succesfully defended his PhD at the University of Antwerp, on the topic of ‘Evolution of Air Navigation Service Provider business models within the Single European Sky’.

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new TPR junior researcher: Jeffrey Willems

On 15 September, Jeffrey Willems started working at TPR as a junior researcher. He will work on a project for the Belgian federal government on circular economy and maritime potential.

View Jeffrey’s UA web page

SPEED project workshop on innovation support

On 1 October, 15 happy participants in the SPEED WorkGroup 5 session 1, brainstormed on Institutions’ actions and Innovation that can close the digital gap in port ecosystems

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TPR presented @ European Transport Conference

On 9-11 September, TPR members gave following presentations at ETC 2020 online:
– Business modelling public-private partnerships for the shared mobility market: the case of the shared mobility hub
– Sustainable shipping in the maritime supply chain: a literature review
– Improving the process of transport infrastructure planning: developing an instrument to identify ex ante the likelihood of risk occurrence in transport infrastructure projects
– Ex-ante assessment of last-mile urban freight delivery with autonomous palletized shuttle barges
– Simulation model for a vessel platooning transport system
– The socioeconomic value of the Port of Antwerp for its hinterland

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TPR presented @ various events

TPR lately presented on:
– Cost-effectiveness and gain-sharing scenarios for purchasing a blockchain-based application in the maritime supply chain
– Main parameters of maritime port connectivity
– Een revival voor breakbulk in Antwerpen. Droom of opportuniteit?
– Tranversal assessment of intermodal new strategies
– How market development and global trends in the container liner shipping industry impact the port
– Market developments & global trends in ports

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Upcoming external events where you can meet TPR


Le Havre

Global Liner Shipping Conference 2020



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