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SPC Germany

About us

The ShortSeaShipping Inland Waterway Promotion Center (spc) is a national competence centre for the promotion of short sea shipping and inland navigation within the framework of multimodal transport chains. The spc’s main task is to provide neutral advice to shippers and forwarders. The main focus is on marketing the potential on the waterways. On the one hand, this is intended to contribute to relieving the burden on road transport and, on the other hand, to contribute to better networking with waterways. Other areas of work include support for training and public relations work. As a public-private partnership (PPP), the spc is supported by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), federal states, the industry’s trade associations and companies from the shipping, port, logistics and shippers sectors. The competence network currently has around 60 members. 

Contact information


Verein zur Förderung des Kurzstreckenseeverkehrs e.V.

c/o ShortSeaShipping Inland Waterway Promotion Center (spc)

Robert-Schuman Platz 1

53175 Bonn