Jean-Paul Rodrigue – Short Bio

Jean Paul Rodrigue

Jean-Paul Rodrigue has been a Professor at the Department of Maritime Business Administration at Texas A&M University – Galveston since 2024. Between 1999 and 2023, he was a Professor in the Department of Global Studies & Geography at Hofstra University, New York. His research interests mainly cover the fields of transportation and economics as they relate to logistics and global freight distribution. Specific topics over which he has published extensively cover maritime transport systems and logistics, global supply chains, gateways, and transport corridors.

He is a lead member of the initiative as well as of the International Association of Maritime Economists. Dr. Rodrigue was a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Future of Manufacturing (2011-2016). In 2013, the US Secretary of Transportation appointed Dr. Rodrigue to sit on the Advisory Board of the US Merchant Marine Academy, a position he held until 2018. He is also the New York team leader for the MetroFreight project about city logistics. In 2019, he was the recipient of the Edward L. Ullman Award for outstanding contribution to the field of transport geography by the American Association of Geographers. In 2022, Dr. Rodrigue was appointed a Distinguished Fellow at the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study / Department of Maritime Administration, Texas A&M University.

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Latest publications

  • Oulmakki, O., J-P Rodrigue, A. Hernandez Meza and J. Verny (2023) “The implications of Chinese investments on Mediterranean trade and maritime hubs”. J. shipp. trd. 8, 28.
  • Rodrigue, J-P (2022) “Home-Based Parcel Deliveries: Consumer and Logistics Patterns from Retail Digitalization”, Case Studies on Transport Policy
  • Notteboom, T. and J-P Rodrigue (2022) “Maritime Container Terminal Infrastructure, Network Corporatization, and Global Terminal Operators: Implications for International Business Policy”, Journal of International Business Policy
  • Rodrigue, J-P (2022) “The Vulnerability and Resilience of the Global Container Shipping Industry”, invited contribution, annual Global Trends issue, Current History, 121 (831), pp. 17-23. University of California Press.
  • UNCTAD (2022) Building Capacity to Manage Risks and Enhance Resilience: A Guidebook for Ports, UNCTAD/TCS/DTL/INF/2022/3, 135 pages. Lead consultant.
  • Rodrigue, J-P (2022) A Review of Public Policy Responses to Supply Chain Pressures: An International Assessment, Policy Integration and Research, Strategic Policy and Innovation Policy Group, Transport Canada.
  • Notteboom T., A.A. Pallis, and J-P. Rodrigue (2021). “Disruptions and Resilience in Container Shipping, Ports and Supply chains: The COVID-19 pandemic vs. the 2008-2009 Financial Crisis”. Maritime Economics and
  • Rodrigue, Jean-Paul, (2021) “Transport Modes and Globalization”. In: Vickerman, Roger (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Transportation vol 5. pp. 38-44. United Kingdom: Elsevier Ltd.
  • Rodrigue, J-P and T. Notteboom (2021) “Automation in Container Port Systems and Management”, TR News, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, No. 334, pp. 20-26.
  • Rodrigue, J-P (2021) “Embedding Transportation into Geography”, Domusair, No.2, pp. 24-25.
  • Rodrigue, J-P, (2020) The Geography of Transport Systems, Fifth Edition, London: Routledge. 456 pages. ISBN: 978-0-367-36463-2.
  • Rodrigue, J-P (2020) “Caribbean Transshipment in the New Panamax Era: The Case of the Port of Cartagena, Colombia”, in Y. Alix, M. Montantin and J.M. Pages Sanchez (eds) Dynamiques portuaires latino-caribéennes, Fondation SEFACIL.
  • Rodrigue, J-P (2020) “The Geography of Maritime Ranges: Interfacing Global Maritime Shipping Networks with Hinterlands”, Geojournal.
  • Rodrigue, J-P and G.W.Y. Wang (2020) “Cruise Shipping Supply Chains and the Impacts of Disruptions: The Case of the Caribbean”, Research in Transportation Business and Management.
  • Rodrigue, J-P (2020) “The Distribution Network of Amazon: Analyzing the Footprint of Freight Digitalization”, Journal of Transport Geography, Vol. 88.
  • Notteboom, T., T. Pallis and J-P Rodrigue (2020) Ports and Shipping in the COVID-19 Pandemic, Port Technology International, No. 100, pp. 80-84.
  • Rodrigue, J-P (2020) Constraints in the Canadian Transport Infrastructure Grid, The School of Public Policy Publication, University of Calgary.
  • Rodrigue, J-P (2020) “The Emerging Role of Connectivity”, Port Centric Logistics: The Model of the Future? Port Technology International.