Study of analysis of recent trends in EU shipping – Now available!

The study carried out by CENIT in collaboration with COWI and VITO (Vision on Technology), entitled “Analysis of recent trends in EU shipping and analysis and policy support to improve the competitiveness of Short Sea Shipping in the EU”  is now available for consultation in the EU website.

http://ec.europa.eu/transport/modes/maritime/studies/maritime_en.htm

The objectives of the assignment are to analyse the current trends of the EU Short Sea Shipping sector; identify the main factors affecting the growth of the sector; analyse the evolution of SSS market regarding main drivers, supply developments and demand requirements; and propose policy actions and recommendations to reinforce the position of SSS in EU meeting the objectives of the White Paper.

In summary, this report is focused on characterizing the main critical factors hindering the competitiveness, to assess previous promotion measures and EU funding programmes and finally, to suggest a new approach for policy making.