Activities

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Upcoming activity:

Two-day International Conference

THE PORT AND MARITIME SECTOR: KEY DEVELOPMENTS AND CHANGES

WCTRS - Special Interest Group 2

3-4 May 2018

With the kind support of:

Department of Transport & Regional Economics

BNP Paribas Fortis Chair on Transport, Logistics and Ports

TransportNET

The significance of the port and maritime sector is increasing in a globalising world. Hence the need for knowledge concerning new and future developments. A lead in knowledge strengthens the competitive level in science as well as in society and business.

On 3 and 4 May 2018, the Special Interest Group A2 (Ports and Maritime) of the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS), co-chaired by Thierry Vanelslander (University of Antwerp TPR/TransportNET) and Enrico Musso (University of Genova / TransportNET), will host a two-day international conference under the title "Key developments in the port and maritime sector". It will be held at the Department of Transport and Regional Economics of the University of Antwerp.

The conference is a preparatory event to the 2019 WCTR conference in Mumbai, and is a follow-up of similar SIGA2 conferences in 2009, 2012 and 2015. It will present a state of the art of scientific developments which are of use to academicians, sector practitioners and policy-makers. It features a rich selection of papers made after the abstract submission process. Selected submissions originate from both academic, business and policy responsibles active in the maritime and port field, and deal with topics that can be considered to be at current a key development in the port and maritime business, either at management, operational or policy level.

The conference website can be viewed here.

The Special Interest Group is an active unit of the WCTRS. The framework of the conference lays in the preperation of the 15th World Congress that will take place in 2019 in Mumbai. After the Antwerp conference, the presented papers will be collected in special journal issues and opportunity will be given to elaborate on program building for WCTR 2019.

 

Past activities:

 

SIGA2 CONFERENCE 2015

SIG2 CONFERENCE 2012

SIG2 CONFERENCE 2009

 

 

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