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Basel III Rules: Recognition of ship finance positive, but further action is needed

European shipowners welcome the agreement on the Basel III rules reached between the European Parliament and the Council yesterday that gives explicit recognition to ship finance. The new rules will allow banks to apply preferential treatment to shipping portfolios on specialised lending when calculating risk weights and ultimately their capital requirements. As a result, the new law will enable banks to finance at a competitive price. This… Read More »Basel III Rules: Recognition of ship finance positive, but further action is needed

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

Digitalization and environmental sustainability as
drivers in the change of SSS

Under the ESN Italian Presidency 2022 The aim of the ESN 2° webinar is to discuss how the digitalization and environmentalsustainability can contribute in the change process of SSS.During the webinar will be illustrated an overview to all the main stakeholder regarding themain existing IT technologies and the green solution adopted in the maritime transportsector by Member States involved in the ESN.Moreover, the webinar will… Read More »Digitalization and environmental sustainability as
drivers in the change of SSS

Electric container feeder for direct pick-ups of our Stressless products 

Introducing autonomous electric container feeder for direct pick-ups of our Stressless products  DB Schenker has revealed its plans to run an innovative, zero-emission coastal container feeder between Ekornes’ own port and the Port of Ålesund in Norway. The fully electric vessel will be the first vessel of its kind in the world.  DB Schenker and its cooperation partners, the furniture giant Ekornes and vessel designers… Read More »Electric container feeder for direct pick-ups of our Stressless products 

Spc itally

The Italian Presidency ESN 2022 Italian Presidency

​In January 2022 SPC Italy started its yearly ESN Presidency, which will focus on the development of SSS looking towards 2027, with particular reference to the challenges and opportunities. Two webinars will be organizer as follows: The importance of eco incentives for SSS and the maritime sector including the necessity to revise the current guidelines on state aid in the maritime sector (25/05/2022). Digitalization and… Read More »The Italian Presidency ESN 2022 Italian Presidency