Dennie Lockefeer was highly appreciated in the port community, and in particular in the world of inland shipping, for his insights and expertise. He often collaborated with the Port of Antwerp, the Flemish Government and the University of Antwerp. He was often consulted by academics and was frequently asked to share his knowledge with students and professors. On the initiative of Prof. dr. Christa Sys, the port and inland shipping sector established a chair for fundamental research on intermodal transport at the University of Antwerp, carrying his name in memory.
The chair can be used for research (e.g. to support the inland shipping sector, innovative inland shipping concepts), education (e.g. to award a biennial award for best thesis/doctorate) and services (e.g. for a colloquium, to organize a series of lectures).
The sector developed three sponsor packages in collaboration with the University of Antwerp, each involving a threme-year commitment:
- 'gold' package of 10,000 euros/year for three years
- 'silver' package of 5,000 euros/year for three years
- 'bronze' package for 1,000 euros/year for three years
The return for the formulas consists of logo entry, invitations to the launch and closing event, attendance at interim events, amongst others. The 'golden' sponsor also receives exclusive involvement as a member of the steering comittee of the Dennie Lockefeer chair. The Chair is founded by the Department of Transport and Regional Economics (TPR) and chaired by Prof. dr. Christa Sys.
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