Theo Notteboom

Prof. dr. Theo Notteboom

Prof. dr. Theo Notteboom is holder of the Chair “North Sea Port” which was founded in 2016. He lectures the courses ‘Maritime and Port Economics’ and ‘Port Planning’ in the MSc in Maritime Science at Ghent University and stimulates research on port and shipping economics at the Maritime Institute.

Next to his active involvement at the Maritime Institute, he is professor at the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Antwerp and the Faculty of Sciences of Antwerp Maritime Academy, Belgium. He previously held positions as Professor and Foreign Expert at Dalian Maritime University and Shanghai Maritime University, China, and as MPA Visiting Professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He is Vice-President (2022-ongoing) and past President (2010–2014) of International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME). He is co-founder and co-director of, a knowledge dissemination platform on port studies. He is a member of the Risk and Resilience Committee of International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) and co-author of the IAPH World Ports Tracker (WPT) reports. He is Associate Editor of Maritime Economics & Logistics and a member of the editorial boards of eight other leading academic journals in the field. Prof. Notteboom published widely on port and maritime economics and management. He is editor/author of a dozen of academic books, including the handbook ‘Port Economics, Management and Policy’ (Notteboom, Pallis & Rodrigue, 2022; Routledge) and the edited volume ‘Port systems in global competition’ (Ducruet & Notteboom, 2023; Routledge). He is one of the most cited maritime economists in the world. Theo Notteboom has been involved as promoter or co-promoter in more than 100 academic research programs on the port and maritime industry and logistics topics.