Short-Sea Shipping

Short-Sea Shipping

Coverage of barge and cargo shipping, as well as the coastal trade industry.


Through much of the 1990s and early 2000s, short-sea shipping was the next great thing for U.S. ports. Then it got forced into the shadows. Why the Marine Highway is stuck in reverse, and why we need to give it a better shot.

News & Analysis

05 Aug 2014
KKR, the U.S. private equity fund, has agreed to sell Turkey’s UN Ro-Ro to a joint venture between two local investment firms.
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01 Aug 2014
Hapag-Lloyd announced it is temporarily diverting vessels deployed on one of its Europe-Asia services from Rotterdam to Antwerp as congestion worsens at Europe’s biggest container port as the peak shipping season gathers speed.
29 Jul 2014
Finnlines, a leading Baltic short sea shipping line, today posted its biggest quarterly profit in eight years as it sold surplus ships, axed loss-making routes and disposed of non-core operations.
03 Jul 2014
DFDS, northern Europe’s largest integrated shipping and logistics company, confirmed it is one of the companies participating in the sale of UN Ro-Ro, the Turkish roll-on, roll-off carrier.
27 Jun 2014
The UK’s competition regulator today ordered Groupe Eurotunnel, the operator of the subsea rail link between Britain and France, to cease operation of its roll-on, roll-off shipping service within six months.
24 Jun 2014
U.S. private equity fund KKR is reportedly mulling the sale of UN Ro-Ro to its previous owners.
03 Jun 2014
Heavy congestion at Europe’s largest container port due to late arrivals other factors could last through the summer.
14 May 2014
Meat and produce exporters looking to bypass California’s 22-metric-ton weight limit on over-the-road shipments soon may be able to ship overweight containers to the Port of Oakland by barge.
08 May 2014
Domestic U.S. waterborne transportation for containerized cargo has failed to find a substantial market, but that has not stopped the federal government from pressing ahead with studies exploring the quixotic idea. A just-released study says a service along the U.S. West Coast is potentially viable but faces multiple hurdles.