CTS expands its competence and welcomes professor Kevin Cullinane

Published May 04, 2015

The British researcher Kevin Cullinane has been engaged to work in CTS projects from the end of April. He has a long and solid experience of logistics and shipping from many parts of the world and has among other things been a professor at the University of Plymouth, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He was also Director of the Transport Research Institute at Edinburgh Napier University and has worked as an expert advisor to the governments of Great Britain, Ireland, Scotland, Egypt, Hong Kong and Chile.

Kevin Cullinane will work at CTS as well as at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, where he holds a professorship since 2014. Kevin Cullinane is greeted by CTS. His knowledge is eagerly awaited by the centre and will broaden its competence, which is perfectly in the line with the latest evaluation of the centre.

Kevin Cullinane is interested in a broad field of research and is especially engaged in container port production and economic efficiency, international freight and modal choice. He also is engaged in energy and environmental issues. There has not yet been finally decided what he will be involved in at CTS but a number of options are available, for example modal choice studies, the use of alternative fuels (including LNG), analysing the safety record of ships and the marginal cost of the maritime mode.

– There are three main attractions of working at CTS, says professor Cullinane. Collaboration with experts in transport rather than logistics, working closely with or for government and its agencies and the use of the national freight model Samgods.

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