Evy Onghena graduated as a doctor in Applied Economics at the University of Antwerp in 2013. Her doctoral research dealt with the cost structure and the expansion and cooperation strategies of the Big Four integrators FedEx, UPS, DHL and TNT Express. As from November 2013, she is Scientific Director of the Flemish Policy Research Centre on Commodity and Passenger Flows (MOBILO). Within the research centre, policy relevant research within five research streams (ports, airports, integration of logistics chains, urban distribution and commuting) is carried out. She coordinates the research activities of the research centre. As a post-doc member of the Department TPR, she continues her scientific research in the domain of air transport economics, with a focus on air cargo economics.
Edwin van Hassel got his Masters degree in engineering at the DUT and PhD in applied transport economics. He is interested to integrate engineering models/techniques and transport economics. From 2012 onwards he is involved in a research project with the Antwerp Port Authority. His research focuses on inland navigation transport, ports, ships and maritime technology. A special focus is on the link between maritime technology and applied transport economics and engineering modeling technics.