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

ship in Black Sea
19 Sep 2014
DFDS, one of Europe’s largest short sea-shipping and logistics operators, this week announced plans to close a second route in response to tougher environmental regulations that will sharply increase the cost of ships’ fuel from 2015.
09 Sep 2014
Shreyas Shipping and Logistics has expanded its coastal service network in India by launching a dedicated service between
05 Sep 2014
Crimson Shipping Co., which operates Jones Act roll-on/roll-off combination warehouse and deck bargees, said it will begi
DFDS short-sea shipping in Lithuania
04 Sep 2014
The once buoyant Baltic shipping market faces further declines in cargo volumes as the European Union prepares to tighten economic sanctions against Russia.
02 Sep 2014
European short-sea shipping volumes could fall as much as 10 percent in the next several years as new emission regulations take effect.
27 Aug 2014
Officials at the Port of Hueneme hope that a new funding bill will help them become more competitive in years to come.
25 Aug 2014
German-Russian business ties were on full display at a reception in St. Petersburg hosted by the Port of Hamburg, where politics was a main theme of discussion.
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.
ECT Delta East terminal
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.