Shipping Policy

Short Sea Shipping (SSS) remains a sustainable form of transport that carries goods and people across Europe and to its closest neighbours and has the potential to further strengthen the Single Market.

Being the most environmentally friendly means of transportation, especially when compared to other modes, such as road transport and aviation, SSS should be further supported in the context of EU policies, so as the desired transport modal shi┼┐t can be effected.

The important work to reduce the administrative burden and harmonise vessel and cargo reporting formalities at EU ports, as carried out in the context of implementation of the European Maritime Single Window (EU Regulation 2019/1239), is welcomed and supported by EU shipowners.

The EU policies should further support the well-known functionality and environmental performance of the Short Sea Shipping sector.