Short-Sea Shipping

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

23 Jun 2015
Hapag Lloyd is adding the port call of Ashdod, Israel, to its service connecting the country with Turkey and said it will begin calling on Iskenderun, Turkey in late July through an unspecified service.
18 Jun 2015
Intra-regional feeder carrier Shreyas Shipping and Logistics is adding more vessels to its fleet, eyeing the prospect of accelerating its growth through coastal shipping operations in India.
08 Jun 2015
LONDON – Eurotunnel, the operator of the subsea rail link between the U.K. and France, has sold its ferry operation to rival carrier DFDS a year after British regulators demanded its withdrawal from the cross-Channel route.
05 Jun 2015
Shipping Corporation of India has revamped its intra-regional SCI Middle East India Liner Express service deployment to include additional domestic port coverage. The change provides a big push to the Narendra Modi-led government’s “sagar-mala” project, which is designed to upgrade the national freight transportation system via coastal shipping.
04 Jun 2015
LONDON – Eurotunnel, the operator of the rail tunnel between the U.K. and France, announced its exit from shipping operations between the two countries in July, ending a bitter three year battle with British competition regulators.
01 Jun 2015
India’s federal cabinet on Saturday gave final approval to an agreement allowing the introduction of coastal shipping services between the country’s east coast cargo gateways and ports in Bangladesh.
28 May 2015
Canada will not require domestic shipowners operating on the Great Lakes to equip their ships with costly ballast treatment systems until effective technology exists, Canadian Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said last week.
DFDS Logistics, ship loading
21 May 2015
DFDS, the short-sea shipping and logistics group, raised its full year earnings outlook after operating profit surged 150 percent in the first quarter as higher freight traffic on its North European network offset lower volumes on Russian routes.
03 May 2015
Alianca Navegacao e Logistica launched a 4,800-TEU, the Bartolomeu Dias, in the Brazilian and South American coastal service and plans to launch a second ship this summer.
29 Apr 2015
Planned container-on-barge services on the Mississippi River system and between marine terminals in New Jersey and New York have won designation by the U.S. Maritime Administration as part of Marad’s marine highway initiative.