Call for Papers

Interested in Speaking at Coastlink 2023?

The Coastlink 2023 Conference is being hosted by Peel Ports Group - Port of Liverpool on 3rd & 4th May 2023.

The Conference will focus on the theme of Growing Sustainable Supply Chains: Short Sea Shipping & Intermodal Networks, and will consider emerging trends across the short sea feeder services sector; market forces and opportunities for shipping lines, ports, shippers and logistics operators; the need for resilient supply chains; and the considerations for moving to a sustainable future.

The session topics and panel discussions for the 2023 conference programme include:

Market Sector Overview - the new normal in an adapting market. Considering trends, market forces, and emerging opportunities for short sea feeder services

In a Post-Brexit & Post-Pandemic era - Are we where we need to be? Considering current challenges with port congestion; work-force shortages; skills gap; EU-UK trade flows; the need for frictionless trade; approach to border control; Future barriers & opportunities

How to promote growth and deliver resilient end to end supply chains. A look at the changing landscape in end-to-end intermodal networks & the just in time supply chain.

Freeports: Driving change for coastal shipping and the supply chain? Discussing the impacts and benefits of Freeports. How will supply chains adjust?

Sustainability & the Energy transition – A route to shipping freight sustainably. The journey and challenges for ports, shipping & logistics in achieving net zero.

Whose data is it anyway? Exploring the digitalisation of international trade & improving supply chain efficiency through data collaboration

The call for papers closed on the 30 September 2022, however, if you are interested in speaking or participating at the event and wish to send an abstract, please contact the Events team on +44 1329 825335 or email Sally Wattam at or

Abstracts should be circa 250 words and submissions should include a biography and headshot photo of the Speaker.

For further information about speaking, sponsoring, or attending as a delegate contact the Events team on +44 1329 825335 or email

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