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Efficiency, sustainability, and connectivity at the service of maritime-land logistics chains

Shortsea Promotion Centre – Spain holds its Annual Conference at the Port of Huelva, discussing the new trends in logistics chains and promoting the development of SSS as a sustainable alternative. The Shortsea Promotion Center – Spain (SPC-Spain) and the European Shortsea Network (ESN) held their annual conference today at the Port of Huelva under the slogan ‘Shortsea Shipping: efficiency, sustainability and connectivity at the… Read More »Efficiency, sustainability, and connectivity at the service of maritime-land logistics chains

Spanish Shortsea Promotion Center – SPC Spain

Our association aim is facilitating the development of competitive multimodal transport chains with significant participation of the maritime mode.Its objectives and main activities are: Definition of the SSS The European and Spanish regulation in force define Short Sea Shipping (SSS) as the movement of cargo and passengers by sea between ports situated in geographical Europe or between those ports and ports situated in non European countries having… Read More »Spanish Shortsea Promotion Center – SPC Spain

THE EUROPEAN SHORTSEA NETWORK REQUESTS A MODIFICATION OF THE EMISSIONS TRADING SCHEME AND A MORATORIUM WHILE THE MODIFICATION TAKES PLACE

Madrid, November, 6, 2023 On 1 January 2024, the European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) will start to apply to maritime transport, which will entail additional costs for ships calling at EU ports. Despite the significant efforts being made by Short Sea Shipping (SSS) companies to improve the energy efficiency of their fleet and reduce the emissions, there is currently no optimal solution for the… Read More »THE EUROPEAN SHORTSEA NETWORK REQUESTS A MODIFICATION OF THE EMISSIONS TRADING SCHEME AND A MORATORIUM WHILE THE MODIFICATION TAKES PLACE

DFDS Botnia Seaways

DFDS with new freight service from Tilbury to Calais

DFDS announced a new Tilbury – Calais ferry service.  The unaccompanied freight service began in late June and replaced the current service from Calais to Sheerness. The new driverless freight ferry service further cements Tilbury’s position as the gateway to Europe. It supports their focus on achieving Net Zero by helping to remove trucks from the UK’s congested road networks. The new service started in… Read More »DFDS with new freight service from Tilbury to Calais

Live demo at Innovation HUB 23

“It’s a wrap” for this year’s edition of The Innovation Hub

The innovation hub in Kristiansand, organized by the Shortsea Promotion Centre and the Norwegian Ports Association on August 30, marks this event’s third anniversary. Sixty participants heard from leading players who each influence their industries by challenging established mindsets. The participants witnessed a live demo showcasing how an operator controlled various machines across different locations from a centralized control unit – The future is now!… Read More »“It’s a wrap” for this year’s edition of The Innovation Hub

Shortsea Shipping Challenges and Opportunities

European shortsea shipping sector faces both challenges and opportunities in the current market scenario. On the one hand, the sector has to deal with a significant reduction in demand for traditional trade routes due to the pandemic and Russia Ukrainian war. On the other hand, there is an increased focus on the importance of sustainable shipping methods, which puts shortsea shipping at an advantage. One… Read More »Shortsea Shipping Challenges and Opportunities

Motorways of the Sea

The latest version of the Motorways of the Sea DetailedImplementation Plan has been published by the European Commission.” +link

ESN position paper

The final version of the ESN position paper has been published,following the meeting with the European Commission held on the01.12.2022

The public consultation on the draft ESN position paper is open until 31.10.2022

Following the event “Short Sea Shipping: Challenges and Opportunities towards 2027” held in Naples on the 29th of September 2022 in the framework of the Naples Shipping Week 2022, the Public consultation is officially open.  Any contributions on the Paper has to be sent to info@europeanshortsea.com stating your organization and your contacts within the 31.10.2022  After the conclusion of the Public consultation, the ESN Paper will be finalized before being shared with the competent EU institutions. 

Short Sea Shipping: Challenges and Opportunities towards 2027

The program of work of the 2022 Italian Presidency of the European Shortsea Network (ESN) is focused on promoting a debate on the decarbonization and digitalization processes of the transport and logistics system, on the evolution of the geopolitical scenarios in Europe and the Mediterranean area, revitalizing the discussions on the future of Short Sea Shipping outlining its role in the framework of the targets… Read More »Short Sea Shipping: Challenges and Opportunities towards 2027