The role of ports in Short Sea Shipping

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This paper discusses the role of ports in Short Sea Shipping (SSS). To that effect a European perspective is mainly taken, as recently there have been numerous policy initiatives in Europe that deal with both sectors. The paper takes stock at the situation as regards European ports and SSS and discusses challenges and prospects for the future. The analysis looks into both ports and SSS in a strict sense and other sectors that are related, directly or indirectly, and that may have important ramifications. These other sectors include security and the environment. It is argued that the role of ports in removing bottlenecks and promoting SSS can be critical. This paper attempts to explain the causes of current problems, and makes some suggestions on how to remedy the situation. © 2011 Taylor & Francis Group, London.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Marine Technology and Engineering
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Publication date2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Maritime Technology and Engineering - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 10 May 201112 May 2011
Conference number: 1


ConferenceInternational Conference on Maritime Technology and Engineering


  • Marine engineering
  • Ports and harbors

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