The Conference

The inaugural Coastlink Conference event, organised by Mercator Media, was held at the Leonardo Royal Hotel Grand Harbour in Southampton in 2019.  The conference focussed on the future of short sea shipping, bringing together key stakeholders and industry professionals to discuss the topics and themes facing the sector.

In 2022 Coastlink moved venue to the Port of Antwerp - Europe’s second largest seaport. The Conference was held on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th May 2022 at The Port House – an award winning and dynamic venue, reflecting the innovative nature and sustainable values set out by the port.

Coastlink is a neutral pan-European network dedicated to the promotion of short sea and feeder shipping, and, the intermodal transport networks that support the sector. The conference promotes debate on the challenges and opportunities affecting the industry, whilst enabling conference delegates and participants to establish and build on relationships through the networking opportunities on offer.

It is a place for industry professionals to meet and discuss future innovation, economic and environmental considerations – and develop partnerships that will help build a sustainable future.

If you require any further information please contact:

Events Team on +44 1329 825335
or email