Dr. Larissa van der Lugt has research and projectmanagement experience for about thirteen years in the field of ports, transport and logistics. At present at the Department of Port Economics of the Erasmus University Rotterdam she is as senior researcher involved in research projects in the field of port and maritime economics, port management and port related logistics development. She is a teacher in the Master Program: Urban, Ports and Transport Economics and she supervises Masterstudents. She specializes in economics, governance and management in ports and related logistics. She is writing a PhD on the Strategic Scope of Port Authorities. Before joining the Economic Faculty of the Erasmus University in 2001 she has worked as transport economist with the Dutch Ministry of Transport (one year) and with a consulting and engineering company (four years) in the field of port infrastructure.