Wärtsilä is set to deliver the world’s first hybrid retrofit installation for a short-sea vessel owned by Hagland Shipping, following an agreement inked in December 2018.

Europe’s multimodal operator Samskip has announced that it will lead an ambitious initiative to develop autonomous, zero-emissions containerships that also aims to operate at a profit.

Greece’s shortsea shipowners went to Brussels this month and called on Euro MPs to throw their weight behind Europe’s shortsea shipping sector as it faces challenges posed by the new regulatory environment.

DP World is broadening its logistics base with the EUR660m  ($763.8m) acquisition of the Unifeeder Group from Nordic Capital Fund VIII and certain minority shareholders.

The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) body has launched a call for a revitalisation of the EU’s short sea policy - which it says has been “neglected” in the past few years - via launch of a so-called Short Sea 2.0 Policy.

Indonesia's transportation ministry announced that four new short sea shipping ports would open no later than January 2015, adding that the Indonesian government would seek to create incentives in order to reduce shipping costs, local reports said.

DNV GL has developed the “ReVolt” concept, an unmanned short-sea vessel powered by a 3,000 kWh battery, as a solution to crew fatalities aboard ship.

Few would argue with the virtues of moving more freight off congested and polluted road networks and on to environmentally friendly shortsea shipping routes