Darren Fraser is a Ph.D. candidate in the final stages of completion under the supervision of prof. Dr. Theo Notteboom at the University of Antwerp’s Institute of transport and maritime management. Darren’s Ph.D. research and publications are focused on Southern African port development. He holds a Bachelor of commerce degree in Economics and Accounting from the University of South Africa, an Honours degree in Accounting from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and an advanced Master degree in Transport and Maritime Economics from the University of Antwerp. Darren’s work experience has also been focused in the port sector. Prior to pursuing his PhD, his most recently held positons included financial project evaluations manager at the Transnet Port terminal corporate office, and Operations manager at Transnet Port Terminals Durban pier 1.