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Albert Veenstra is a Full Professor at Eindhoven University of technology, holding the chair International Trade Facilitation & Logistics. Albert has extensive experience in the fields of multimodal freight transport and synchromodality as well as in international freight transport and logistics, with particular expertise in compliance and control in supply chains.

Academic background

Albert Veenstra is scientific director of the Dutch Institute for Advanced Logistics, Dinalog. From 2011 to 2014, he was senior business consultant at TNO. Before joining TNO he was an Assistant Professor at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam from 1994 to 2010.

He was part of the scientific coordination team of ‘CASSANDRA’: a large integrated project in the 7th framework research program of the EU. This deals with innovation in compliance of businesses in international trade with rules and regulations of customs and other government agencies. In addition, Albert is part of several (informal) networks that determine the research agenda for the European Commission FP7 program, as well as vice chair of Working Group 1 (Supply Chain Management) of the European Technology Platform Alice. He is also part of several steering committees for the Dutch Topsector Logistics. 

Affiliated with


Topsector Logistics

ALICE European Technology Platform

Education/Academic qualification

Erasmus University Rotterdam

External positions

Scientific Director Dinalog

1 Oct 2014 → …

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inland waterways Agriculture & Biology
shipping Agriculture & Biology
facilitation Earth & Environmental Sciences
container terminal Earth & Environmental Sciences
transaction cost Earth & Environmental Sciences
ocean Earth & Environmental Sciences
logistics Earth & Environmental Sciences
waterways Agriculture & Biology

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Research Output 2012 2019

13 Citations (Scopus)
8 Downloads (Pure)

The value of information in container transport

Zuidwijk, R. A. & Veenstra, A. W., 2015, In : Transportation Science. 49, 3, p. 675-685 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

level of information
Sensitivity analysis
1 Citation (Scopus)

Practical approaches towards enhanced security and visibility in international intermodal container supply chains

Arendt, F., Meyer-Larsen, N., Muller, R. & Veenstra, A. W., 2012, In : International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics. 4, p. 182 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

The extended gate concept for container terminals : expanding the notion of dry ports

Veenstra, A. W., Zuidwijk, R. A. & van Asperen, E., 2012, In : Maritime Economics and Logistics. 14, 1, p. 14-19

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

1 Downloads (Pure)

International trade, global supply chains and compliance

Veenstra, A. W., 2019, Operations, logistics and supply chain management. Zijm, H., Klumpp, M., Heragu, S. & Regattieri, A. (eds.). Dordrecht: Springer, p. 131-161 25 p. (Lecture Notes in Logistics).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Supply chain
International trade
Global supply chain

An integrated view on the future of logistics and information technology

Grefen, P. W. P. J., Hofman, W., Dijkman, R. M., Veenstra, A. & Peters, S. P. F., 31 May 2018, 1805.12485 ed. Ithaca, NY, USA: Cornell University Library. 22 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReportAcademic

Open Access
Information technology

Activities 2014 2015

  • 1 Editorial activity
  • 1 Contributed talk

Transportation Research. Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review (Journal)

Albert Veenstra (Editor)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

Studium Generale, Eindhoven

Albert Veenstra (Speaker)
21 May 2014

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific


Innovations in global freight transport



Press / Media

Student theses

A risk analysis of dual-use compliance at a logistics service provider

Author: van Nobelen, R., 31 Oct 2017

Supervisor: Veenstra, A. (Supervisor 1), Arts, J. (Supervisor 2) & Chockalingam, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Automated classification tool for e-commerce products and their HS code

Author: van der Heijde, J., 20 Dec 2019

Supervisor: Veenstra, A. W. (Supervisor 1) & Kaymak, U. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Capacity analysis for future growth of rail terminal Chemelot

Author: Uittenhout, R., 30 Apr 2018

Supervisor: Veenstra, A. (Supervisor 1) & Akcay, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master