Christa Sys is director of the Research Centre on Freight and passengers flows hosted by the Department of Transport and Regional Economics. Together with the research team, she is involved in research in the area of inland navigation (e.g. inland hubs, future challenges for the inland navigation), air transport (e.g. education, etc.), urban freight distribution (e.g. last mile) within Flanders Logistics. She jointly graduated as a doctor in Applied Economics at the Ghent University and the University of Antwerp (December 2010). Her doctoral research dealt with the competitive conditions, the concentration and the market structure of the container liner shipping industry. She teaches at the University College Ghent, Faculty of Applied Business (Member of Ghent University Association). Her educational activities focus on the different modes of transport (road-, rail-, air transport, inland transportation and maritime transport).