Adolf K.Y. Ng
Adolf Ng

Position Professor
Director, University of Manitoba Transport Institute
Department Supply Chain Management
Office 614 Drake Centre
Phone (204) 474-6594
Fax (204) 474-7545

Curriculum vitae ►
Book flyer:
Climate Change and Adaptation Planning for Ports ►

Book flyer:
Port-Focal Logistics
and Global Supply Chains

Asper professor honoured for innovation,
leadership and promise ( ►

Research Interests

  • Port economics, policy and management
  • Institutional systems and transformation of transport nodes
  • Transport geography, regional development and logistics centres
  • Climate change and adaptation planning
  • Piracy and maritime security
  • Maritime education and training
  • Epistemology and bibliometric analysis of shipping and port research


Adolf K.Y. Ng is Professor of Transportation and Supply Chain Management at the Asper School of Business of the University of Manitoba (Canada) and the Director of the University of Manitoba Transport Institute (UMTI) (Canada). He got DPhil in geography from the University of Oxford (St. Antony’s College) (UK), and worked as a faculty member at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (China) and Erasmus University Rotterdam, (Netherlands).

Prof. Ng excels in the research and teaching of port management, transportation geography, climate change, transport infrastructure planning and management, port-focal logistics, and global supply chains. He has (co-) authored three scholarly books (Climate Change and Adaptation Planning for Ports, Port-Focal Logistics and Global Supply Chains, and Port Competition), more than 50 papers in leading scholarly journals, and other forms of publications. His publications are highly influential to the academic community with more than 1,000 citations. He has received numerous prestigious accolades around the world. Notable examples include Fulbright Scholar Program (USA), Endeavour Research Fellowship (Australia), Universités Parisiennes Fellowship (France), Rh Award for Outstanding Contributions to Scholarship and Research in Interdisciplinary Studies (Canada), Associates’ Achievement Award for Outstanding Business Research (Canada), University of Manitoba Faculty Association Merit Award for Outstanding Research, Scholarly Work and Creative Activities (Canada), Eagle Prize for Outstanding Young Scholar in Maritime Research (International Association of Maritime Economists) (IAME), and several Best Paper Awards by various international transport, logistics, and supply chain conferences. With such expertise, he has provided strategic advice to major intergovernmental organizations, such as the United Nations (UN), European Commission (EC) and the African Development Bank (AFDB), and serves as a reviewer for the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA).

Currently, he is an Associate Editor of Maritime Policy & Management, Co-Editor of Journal of Transport Literature, Associate Editor of The Maritime Economist, and an editorial board member of reputable international scholarly journals. He has led in organizing many international conferences, such as the International Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports (held in Hong Kong and Chengdu, China, 2008-2013), and The Warming of the North: Challenges and Opportunities for Arctic Transportation, Supply Chain Management, and Economic Development (held in Ottawa, Canada, 2015).