Coastlink 2024 Conference Programme


The short sea shipping & sustainable logistics network

Coastlink is a neutral pan-European network dedicated to the promotion of short sea feeder shipping and the intermodal transport networks through the ports that support the sector.


Day One -  Wednesday 24th April 2024



Coffee & Registration



Chairman’s Welcome

Nick Lambert, Co-Founder and Director, NLA International Ltd


Session 1: Emerging opportunities for short sea shipping – how is the market adapting to economic & market pressures to sustain future growth



Port Welcome Address

Dorine Bosman, Chief Investment Officer, Port of Amsterdam



Gold Sponsor Address

Andima Ormaetxe, Director for Operations, Commercial and Logistics, Port of Bilbao



Keynote Presentation

Johan-Paul Verschuure, Director, Rebel Ports & Logistics

Shortsea market is making waves: sanctioned volumes, shift to unaccompanied/Lo-Lo, impact of carbon taxing on routings, deep-sea operators entering



Keynote Presentation

Kari-Pekka Laaksonen, Group CEO, Samskip

Preparing for a sustainable future begins with action today



Is the short sea fleet ready to address the call for green and sustainable growth?

Sabine Kilper, Senior Research Analyst, Toepfer Transport Gmbh

The current state of the short sea market, orderbook, latest newbuilding trends and key drivers of the green fleet renewal in European short sea shipping.




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