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

13 Nov 2017
“Log In faces fierce competition in Brazilian cabotage and east coast of South America container services.”
06 Nov 2017
That state aid scheme underscores the importance the Narendra Modi government places on coastal and short-sea shipping.
27 Oct 2017
Efforts to bolster coastal shipping to ease port congestion and lower logistics costs gain momentum.
02 Oct 2017
The government has helped fuel demand by stepping up maritime investments and reforms to push port connectivity.
27 Sep 2017
Renewed coastal service will feed containers into ships calling at new JNPT terminal.
05 Sep 2017
Terms of the 50-50 joint venture were not disclosed.
30 Aug 2017
Samskip has not revealed how much it is paying for Nor Lines.
29 Aug 2017
Milaha will be in a position to offer twice-weekly calls at Mundra.
22 Aug 2017
Coastal cooperation with domestic peers could be a major driver of that liner turnaround.
17 Aug 2017
Log-In Logistica is reeling following the loss of 47 containers into the sea and a decline in volumes in the second quarter.
17 Aug 2017
The increase in earnings was driven mainly by higher freight traffic on North Sea and Baltic Sea routes.
07 Aug 2017
Brazilian coastal carrier Mercosul Line last week suffered two accidents.
03 Aug 2017
First-quarter revenue increased 15.8 percent.
27 Jul 2017
Finnlines posted the best first-half results in its history.
25 Jul 2017
The move would build upon Samskip’s penetration of the shipping market between Norway and Northern Europe in recent years.
21 Jul 2017
"It’s unethical,” says the Shippers Council of Bangladesh chairman.
17 Jul 2017
“The coastal shipping deal will reduce cost as well as time. To us, time is also money.”
07 Jul 2017
The duo will develop a container feeder service to cater to the needs of exporters, importers, and local coastal traders.
13 Jun 2017
The move spurred by the diplomatic row that effectively cut off supply chains to and from Qatar.
06 Jun 2017
The digital transformation of Singapore and Rotterdam will play a crucial role in their competitiveness and both ports have launched new technology initiatives.
17 May 2017
Finnlines’ extended its four-year run of record results.
24 Mar 2017
Arkon Shipping manages a fleet of more than 120 seagoing vessels.
24 Feb 2017
Barge routes have had varied success around the United States.
24 Feb 2017
“For a fourth year in a row, we recorded an improvement in operating profit.”
21 Feb 2017
Eimskip said it has 15 working days to reply to the preliminary objection.
13 Feb 2017
Shreyas Shipping & Logistics is adding more vessels to its fleet.
07 Feb 2017
Freight traffic grew by double digits across the DFDS network, and cargo rates increased.
25 Jan 2017
Short-sea ship operator Qatar Navigation Lines is ramping up its feeder coverage between India and the Middle East.
17 Nov 2016
State-owned Shipping Corporation of India swung to a net loss in the second fiscal quarter.
15 Nov 2016
DFDS boosted operating profit by double digits in the third quarter and upgraded its full-year outlook.
09 Nov 2016
Finnlines posted its best every quarterly result despite sluggish economic growth in Europe.
03 Oct 2016
Work on the project is slated to begin in summer 2017 and finish up in fall 2018.
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.