Rob Zuidwijk is professor of Ports in Global Networks at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). The chair focuses on three topics: synchronizing transportation networks, connecting the port to global supply chains, and co-ordinating global supply chains for sustainability. Rob Zuidwijk received a PhD from Erasmus University in Mathematics. His work has been published in top journals in the area of Operations Management. He is Academic Director of RSM’s Executive Master in Customs and Supply Chain Compliance programme, and he also acts as trail blazer for the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus center of Metropolis & Mainport. He has participated and coordinated (ongoing) funded research projects in the area of international logistics and container transport.