Eleftherios Sdoukopoulos was born in Larisa, Greece in 1984. He is a Dipl. Rural & Surveying Engineer, graduate of the Faculty of Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - AUTh (2008), and MSc Transport Engineer, after successfully completing, in 2009, AUTh’s Master Programme entitled ‘Design, Organization and Management of Transport Systems’ (1st grade award). Since 2014, he is also a PhD Candidate at the Department of Maritime Studies of the University of Piraeus, with his doctoral thesis focusing on port-hinterland relationships and interactions within the context of global supply chains. In 2010, he started working as a Research Associate at the Hellenic Institute of Transport and since then he has participated in several research projects and studies, funded under different European, regional and national programmes. His main research interests lie in the fields of maritime transport, design, management and operation of ports and marine terminals, port-city relationships and interactions as well as multi-modal port-hinterland systems. Within the aforementioned research fields, he has authored and co-authored 22 scientific papers in international journals, books and conference proceedings.