Transporting almost 60%
of intra-European transport,
ShortSea Shipping is the transport mode that satisfies the Community’s transportation needs. The European Union’s interest in a systematic shift of cargo flows from road to sea is an activity that decongests European roads, reduces accidents, and provides more environmentally friendly transport services dates back to the 90’s. The main milestones of the EU policy for Shortsea shipping are presented below:
White paper “New Challenges for maritime industries”
SSS is identified as a high priority emphasizing the role of the mode to Union’s transport system.
Development of Short Sea Shipping in Europe – Prospects and Challenges COM(95) 317 finalyour company history or achievements.
1st National Shortsea Promotion Center -Netherlands
The establishment of the Cyprus Shortsea Promotion Centre
The Cyprus Shortsea Promotion Centre is a private non-profit organisation and its operation is based on two fundamental elements: cooperation and neutrality.
The European Green Deal
COM(2019) 640 final
Boost Multimodal transport and highlights the shift of cargoes from road to sea
Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy
Strategy recognizes the contribution of the mode to the sustainability of the transport network and set the target of 25% of cargo shift by 2030 and 50% by 2050