Short Sea

Sustainable short sea shipping is the way forward

What is short sea?

It is basically container movement within Europe, with short time on the sea. Short sea shipping is a great alternative to road freight. However, it is not a matter of dismantling road transport. It is about finding green and innovative transportation alternatives to improve your supply chain.

What is short sea?

It is basically container movement within Europe, with short time on the sea. Short sea shipping is a great alternative to road freight. However, it is not a matter of dismantling road transport. It is about finding green and innovative transportation alternatives to improve your supply chain.

New LCL Service Portugal - Nordics

  • Cargo consolidated in Portugal and distributed to the nordic countries

  • Weekly departures with 8-12 days transite time*

  • 60-80% reduction in CO2 compared to road transport

* From Porto terminal to final destination in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland

New LCL Service

Portugal - Nordics

  • Cargo consolidated in Portugal and distributed to the nordic countries

  • Weekly departures with 8-12 days transite time*

  • 60-80% reduction in CO2 compared to road transport

* From Porto terminal to final destination in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland

Advantages of short sea shipping

Advantages of short sea shipping

Increased reliability

Receive goods in a reliable, consistent, and timely manner. One of the major benefits of short sea shipping is that shippers get their goods in a reliable, consistent, and timely manner. Unlike road transport, which is more prone to delays and irregular logistics flow due to congestion, short sea shipping allows for scheduled departures and arrivals.

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Increased reliability

Receive goods in a reliable, consistent, and timely manner. One of the major benefits of short sea shipping is that shippers get their goods in a reliable, consistent, and timely manner. Unlike road transport, which is more prone to delays and irregular logistics flow due to congestion, short sea shipping allows for scheduled departures and arrivals.

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A sustainable choice

Short sea shipping provides great environmental, social, and economic advantages and plays a key role in sustainable shipping. Moving significant goods volumes from road freight to short sea will have a positive impact on road congestion, road safety, and noise levels. One feeder vessel carries the equivalent of 500 truckloads. Compared to using trucks only, it is clear that our solution provides large savings in terms of both CO2 emission and cost.

A sustainable choice

Short sea shipping provides great environmental, social, and economic advantages and plays a key role in sustainable shipping. Moving significant goods volumes from road freight to short sea will have a positive impact on road congestion, road safety, and noise levels. One feeder vessel carries the equivalent of 500 truckloads. Compared to using trucks only, it is clear that our solution provides large savings in terms of both CO2 emission and cost.

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Buy what you actually need

Very often the size of a container determinate the quantity being purchased. Important to consider is to only buy and transport what you need. A short sea solution enable you to avoid producing merchandise that has no demand and a risk of being destroyed and gives you the opportunity to book smaller quantity, less container loads when needed.

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Buy what you actually need

Very often the size of a container determinate the quantity being purchased. Important to consider is to only buy and transport what you need. A short sea solution enable you to avoid producing merchandise that has no demand and a risk of being destroyed and gives you the opportunity to book smaller quantity, less container loads when needed.

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Cost-efficient alternative

Sea freight rates are considerably lower than road freight rates, especially when shipping larger freight volumes and heavier cargo. Making a transition from road freight to short sea allows shippers to circumvent the high freight rates of road transport. In the long term, moving significant goods volumes from the roads of Europe to short sea would help restore the capacity imbalance in road freight and eventually remove lack-of-capacity surcharges.

Cost-efficient alternative

Sea freight rates are considerably lower than road freight rates, especially when shipping larger freight volumes and heavier cargo. Making a transition from road freight to short sea allows shippers to circumvent the high freight rates of road transport. In the long term, moving significant goods volumes from the roads of Europe to short sea would help restore the capacity imbalance in road freight and eventually remove lack-of-capacity surcharges.

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Interested in short sea shipping?

Interested in short sea shipping?