The department of Transport and Regional Economics (TPR) at the University of Antwerp is an international center of excellence for fundamental and applied academic research in transport economics, logistics and regional economics. Its mission is to improve transport and logistics for our society and the business community. Its research results in theories, applications and instruments to enhance existing academic knowledge, transport policy and supply chain environments. Therefore TPR conducts innovative and multi-disciplinary research within an international context. TPR pursues results that are academically sound, economically viable and supporting sustainable development. It values a critical and independent approach and an open communication.