Dock workers loose in internation court
The dock worker monopoly is decleared illigal in Norway by a European court of law.
New ways for shippers
Cargo owner gain more from multimodal transport if they cooperate. Read this interesting story from the Netherlands.
EU organizations want 45-foot containers
45-foot containers used in short sea shipping meets problems when transported on trucks in both EU and Norway. It's time to do something to fix this problem.
Need for renewal
The RoRo market is struggling with an aging fleet and competition from containers and road transport.
Survival of the largest
Size matters - also for shortsea container lines. This is the message from Unifeeder.
Trucking to Norway is getting more expensive
This is the claim of LKW Walter for transport to Norway. Here you can read their explanation!
French connection - Wine Line
A French initiative wants to establish a shipping line between France and Norway.
New passenger boat at 50 knots
Design company Eker Sandvik has developed a new speedboat concept that can go from Stavanger to Trondheim at a speed of 50 knot.
Asia-Europe rates falling
Rates from Asia fall further and it is now very cheap to ship a container from Shanghai to Rotterdam.
Forwarders increasing their market share
Major forwarders expect that they will continue to increase their market share of the ocean market for containers.
Saved by the oil?
Low oil prices led to lower fuel prices for ships and trucks. Who got the biggest benefit?
Study concludes that big is not always best
In the quest for economy of scale, shortsea shipping lines employ larger ships. This may not always be the best solution for the customers according to DnV GL. Learn more about unmanned ports and ship and zero emission here!
Maersk builds giant feeder vessels
Maersk has signed a newbuilding contract on behalf of Seago Line for new ships for the European market. The ships are mega-sized shortsea vessels.
EU approves long vehichles
The European Parliament has approved that trucks of up to 25.25 meters of length and 60 tons of weight can cross borders, if both countries agree. This is a threat to coastal shipping by sea.
New solution for shortsea shipping
NCL, the Norwegian feeder and shortsea carrier, has introduced a totally new concept for shortsea shipping. Check video here!
A ship can not do this!
Sea transport is cheaper and more eco-friendly than road transport. But there are tricks that a truck can do that a ship cannot. Check out this video!
Great intermodal solution across Europe
Cargo is carried from one end of Europe to another, accross the continent at very competitive prices. And the customers are happy. Check this service from Samskip.
A fantastic idea?
Check what the twin-port Copenhagen-Malmø have done with inspiration from Turkey? An idea for other ports?
Truck protests is spreading
The Swedish truckers protest agains unfair competition in the trucking industry is spreading to Norway and other countries.
Lower oil prices and modal shift
Who benefits most from lower oil prices? Trucks or shortsea shipping? Will lower fuel prices compensate for extra fuel costs for ships from January 2015 due to SECA? Is LNG less competitive?
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