Short Sea Shuttle Concept
Research Project , 2012 – 2013

Short sea shipping is an important part of regional transport networks in many parts of the world, and efficient container shipping is vital for trade and industry in Northern Europe. The purpose of this paper is to define a container shipping concept, the Short Sea Shuttle concept, and to analyse the conditions under which the concept is competitive in a north-eastern European setting. The Short Sea Shuttle concept resembles feeder shipping, but it requires a higher degree of functional inland connections and fixed and stable schedules as well as high reliability and departure frequency. As such, it contains features of dryport systems with rail shuttles. Workshops and interviews with industrial stakeholders have revealed that a high punctuality is particularly important as it allows the transfer of cargo to sea, which currently is transported by other modes.

Participants

Violeta Roso (contact)

Docent vid Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Service Management and Logistics

Kenth Lumsden

Tillfällig förlängning vid Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Service Management and Logistics

Collaborations

IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute

Stockholm, Sweden

University of Gothenburg

Gothenburg, Sweden

Funding

Swedish Transport Administration

Funding Chalmers participation during 2012–2013

Logistik- och transport stiftelsen LTS

Funding Chalmers participation during 2012–2013

VGR MoRE2020

Funding Chalmers participation during 2012–2013

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Transport

Areas of Advance

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Latest update

2019-09-06