Short-Sea Shipping

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

Commentary

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

22 Sep 2016
The government of India has announced more port tariff incentives to get roll-on, roll-off shippers to use coastal shipping more.
The MacAndrews and Company's Pollux is pictured at the Port of Bilbao. Credit: Capt. Niels Johannes.
21 Sep 2016
North European short-sea operators of the CMA CGM group are expanding their container capacity.
Feeder vessels take cargo delivered to transshipment hubs and gateway ports by mega-ships, such as the CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, pictured, to smaller ports unable to handle such behemoths.
16 Sep 2016
CMA CGM is outsourcing some of its global feeder operations in a move rival carriers likely will follow.
30 Aug 2016
Samskip, the Icelandic shipping and logistics group, has bought Norway’s Euro Container Line.
Shipping Corporation of India, a ship of which is pictured, and Shreyas Shipping and Logistics blamed weak demand and freight rates for their first-quarter peformances.
23 Aug 2016
Shipping Corporation of India and Shreyas Shipping and Logistics could not increase profits in the first fiscal quarter as they teamed up to corner coastal demand.
DFDS got a boost from British competition regulators, who told rival Eurotunnel it could no longer operate cross-channel maritime services.
22 Aug 2016
DFDS raised its full-year outlook and increased profit following a strong second quarter at a time other transportation companies have posted losses or downgraded their full-year outlooks.
21 Jul 2016
Span Alaska gives Matson Logistics greater reach into The Frontier State, and door-to-door service capabilities increasingly needed to compete.
07 Jun 2016
Shipping Corporation of India has teamed up in a vessel-sharing arrangement with a domestic short-sea ship operator.
12 May 2016
DFDS posted record-high first-quarter earnings as freight traffic soared.
03 May 2016
Allcargo Logistics, the parent of global non-vessel-operating common carrier ECU Line, plans to more than double annual revenue.