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  June 2017  

New report contributions by TPR

Imperfect competition in a network industry: the case of the European rail freight market
Making or breaking: key success factors in the air cargo market
Where rail meets air cargo: the potential of rail as an alternative to road transport in the air ca

TPR paper wins ITF young researcher prize

TransportNET fellow Florent Laroche has just won the ITF Young Researcher of the Year Award with his study carried out at TPR on rail freight market competition analysis.

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TPR joined Cluster 2.0 kick-off meeting

TPR is a member of the newly-started European Horizon 2020 research project Clusters 2.0. Main sub-projects are (1) CargoStream, an independent pan-European platform, (2) the testing of new containers, (3) applications in the cloud. TPR joined the kick-off meeting on 15 and 16 May in Dourges.

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C-MAT supply chain students @Antwerp port

As part of the C-MAT specialization course Maritime Supply Chains, students majoring in maritime and ports visited the Province of Antwerp Port Center, Luik natie (temperature controlled warehouses), Katoen Natie (Granulates), AET (RoRo), and Van Moer Rail.

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TPR students @TUDelft, ports and shipyards

On 19 May, a group of TPR students got guest lectures at Delft University of Technology, followed by a visit at IHC Shipyard. A second group visited the Port of Flushing by boat, followed by visits of Damen and Amels Shipyards.

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TPR students @Paris excursion

On 3 May, Ann verhetsel took the students of the courses on economic geography and real estate markets to Paris for an excursion, exploring the Les Halles area, Bassin de la Villette and la Défense.

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TPR students play Maritime Business Game

On 12 May, TPR students played the Maritime Business Game jointly developed by TPR and Delft University of Technology. The aim is for the players to behave like a ship owner subject to the threats and opportunities in the shipping sector.

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BNP Paribas Fortis Chair: 3rd port innovation café

On 20 June 2017, the third Port Co.innovation Café by the BNP Paribas Fortis Chair Transport, Logistics and Ports at TPR will address the topic 'Integration maritime supply chain: maritime sector meets air transport secto'. Interested in sharing your experiences? Don’t hesitate to contact Christa Sys.

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External guests stayed @TPR and guest-lectured

Anming Zhang (University of British Columbia) on Transport Economics, Logistics and Expedition and Maritime Supply Chains.
Siri Strandenes (NHH) on Air Transport Pricing and for a research stay.
David Beeckx (BNP Paribas Fortis) on Supply Chain Financing.

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Miscellaneous presentations and news by TPR

Eight TPR papers got presented at the BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Days 2017.
Wouter Dewulf presented at IFSPA 2017 Conference on The strategy of air cargo carriers – An analysis of their pricing, product and network strategies.
Thierry Vanelslander was a member of the PhD jury’s of Emmanuel Bougna (University of Lyon) and Christof Defryn (University of Antwerp).
Christa Sys lectured at Shanghai Maritime University on Maritime Economics.
Thierry Vanelslander was nominated as a member of the editorial boards of ‘International Journal of Transport Economics’ and ‘Competition and Regulation in Network Industries’.

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Upcoming external events where you can meet TPR


FSR Conference

Regulatory challenges for smart cities, Florence


City Logistics 2017 Conference



IAME Conference

IAME: International Association of Maritime Economists, Kyoto

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