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

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.
11 Apr 2016
A new U.S. Department of Transportation push to promote coastal and inland waterway container services has come despite signs that such efforts have a poor track record.
07 Apr 2016
Maersk Line’s sister company Mercosul Line will beef up its cabotage and coastal operations along the East Coast of South America by adding a new vessel and service to help meet shipper demand for more options to Argentina.
28 Mar 2016
A pact between India and Bangladesh to streamline and bolster coastal shipping operations between the two countries is beginning to bear fruit with the first departure of a container ship under those guidelines from Krishnapatnam, India, on Monday.
23 Mar 2016
Shreyas Shipping and Logistics, India’s fast-growing short-sea ship operator, last week added a vessel with a capacity of 1,700 twenty-foot-equivalent units to its fleet.