Edwin van Hassel is a professor at the Faculty of Transport and Regional economics, University of Antwerp where he is teaching several courses. He has an engineering degree in naval architecture and he has a PhD in applied economics. His main research interest and expertise is in inland navigation, port hinterland transport, ship design and transport modelling. He is involved in several research projects such as company projects, and international projects (H2020, HEurope, Interreg, etc.) which are ranging from logistics to infrastructure cost benefit analysis and transport modelling.