Recent research projects (selection of)
- Economic Board Zuid-Holland (2017-ongoing):
Determining the economic impact of five sectors and key areas within the province of Zuid-Holland. The study analyses the direct and indirect employment, as well as direct and indirect added value. The study also shows where geographically in the province this economic impact is located.
- Cape Verde cruise terminal project (2017-2017):
A viability study for a proposed cruise terminal in Cape Verde. The study analysed the economic - and financial viability as well as the political embeddedness of the terminal within the tourism context.
Autonomous shipping (2017-ongoing)The project provides an illustration of the expected developments of autonomous shipping, from a technic, economic and business case perspective. Erasmus UPT is responsible for the analysis of the economic effects of autonomous ships.
Havenmonitor 2016 (2017-2017):
Determining the economic impact of the seaports in The Netherlands. Study aims to determine the direct and indirect added value of seaports in The Netherlands, based on employment data.
Westerschelde (2016-2017):An study about the maritime developments in relation the Westerschelde. The study provides scenarios about the development of maritime transportation on the Westerschelde and analyses the impact and consequences of each scenario.
Maritime Cluster Zuid-Holland (2016-2017):Scenario study about the future of the maritime cluster in the province of Zuid Holland. Scenario based study to determine what positioning strategy is best for the maritime cluster.
Havenmonitor 2015 (2016-2016):Determining the economic impact of the seaports in The Netherlands. Study aims to determine the direct and indirect added value of seaports in The Netherlands, based on employment data.
Binnenhavenmonitor 2015 (2015-2016):Determining the economic impact of the inland ports in The Netherlands. Study is carried out via the Blu Ports Methodology and aims to determine the direct and indirect added value of inland ports in The Netherlands, based on employment data.
De Nieuwe Kuip (2014-2015):Development of the mobility policy for the new stadium of Feyenoord in Rotterdam. Works carried out to develop this mobility policy include, but are not limited to a survey to determine current travel behaviour, stakeholder interviews and workshops, comparison of international best practice and the evaluation of various mobility measures.
EVIDENCE (2014-ongoing): EU-funded project with the objective to collect and disseminate proven economic benefits of sustainable transport initiatives. The main aim is to change the policy debate on investment in transport (infrastructure). By stressing the economic value of sustainable transport, especially when compared to more traditional transport approaches, it makes it difficult for decision makers not to take note.
Push & Pull (2014-ongoing): EU-funded project involving 15 partners from 12 European countries aiming to improve urban mobility in European cities by means of parking space management combined with mobility management measures.
The behavioral aspect of parking (2014): this project is carried out in cooperation with the city of Zwolle, Q-Park and Tabula Rasa. The main research question is to understand when and why a car driver decides where to park: before his trip to the city, during the trip or just at the end when he is close to his final destination and for which reasons?
Development of a national port master plan for the Islands of the Comoros, Comoros (2013):The study provides an integral national master plan for the ports of Moroni, Mutsamudu and Fomboni from a commercial, technical, operational, financial, legal and institutional perspective. The assignment comprises traffic forecasts, investment analyses, PPP structuring, financial modelling, operational analysis, safety and security and analyses concerning the potential for new traffic, including transhipment.
Feasibility study oil and gas facility in Tomaro Island, Lagos, Nigeria (2013):The study analyses the technical, commercial, economical, financial, institutional and legal feasibility of an oil and gas terminal in Tomaro Island and the study functions as a framework for the rest of the development process of the facility.
Dupin, C. (March 2013) From slow steaming to speed optimization. Article in American Shipper about my master thesis (Thesis title: Slow steaming: an economic assessment of lowering sailing speeds on a supply chain level)
Mackor, R. (January 2013) Meer kosten dan opbrengsten. Article in Nieuwsblad Transport about my master thesis (Thesis title: Slow steaming: an economic assessment of lowering sailing speeds on a supply chain level)
Hailey, R. (January 2013) Shippers ‘lose out in slow steaming’. Article in Lloyd's List about my master thesis (Thesis title: Slow steaming: an economic assessment of lowering sailing speeds on a supply chain level)