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.
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