Emeritus professor of geography – Louvain La Neuve, Belgique
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As a research professor at the Department of Geography at the University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, Dr Jacques Charlier has written extensively in the last forty years about ports and maritime transports, especially about containers, cruises and waterfronts. He started studying European seaports, and he extended thereafter his scientific investigations to North American as well as African, then Asian ports and waterfronts, with more than 125 papers and book chapters.
Besides lecturing in Louvain-la-Neuve and in an interuniversity MA degree in transports and logistics in Brussels, he had visiting positions at the Sorbonne Universities in Paris and Abu Dhabi. And in 2000 as well as in 2012, he was also the President of the Belgian Royal Academy of Overseas Sciences. He attended the very first AIVP conference in Le Havre in 1988, and has co-operated with the association since these early days. After retiring in mid-2015, he is available for consultancy work through Mercator Consulting and Lecturing (MCL), as well as a guide for visits at European or world ports.
Commercial ports, Containers, Cruise shipping, Sustainable port development, Waterfronts, Port visits