Edwin van Hassel is senior researcher at the Faculty of Transport and Regional economics, Antwerp University where he is also teaching three 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 holds a PhD with a topic in the field of inland waterway transport. More recently the scope of his work has been extended to maritime cost chain modelling. He also is involved in several research ranging from logistics projects to infrastructure cost benefit analysis and transport modelling projects.