Coastlink 2023 Conference Programme


Growing Sustainable Supply Chains: Short Sea Shipping & Intermodal Networks

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 03 May 2023



Coffee & Registration



Chairman’s Welcome

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


Session 1: Market Sector Overview - The New Normal In An Adapting Market



Port Welcome Address

Claudio Veritiero, CEO, Peel Ports Group   





Keynote Address 

Roger Megann, Managing Director, WEC Lines UK Ltd



Network Development & Appraisal in the Short Sea Sector

Mike Garratt, Chairman, MDS Transmodal

Considers the trend towards longer maritime crossings and the use of non-accompanied modes in short sea shipping to Great Britain and the case for incorporating the public interest cost benefits of such switching in the appraisal of road, rail and port infrastructure development. 



Building a case for a greener transport alternative for smaller cargo volumes – Short Sea Shipping and intermodal cargo flow

Michael Rosenkilde Lind, Senior Commercial Manager, Port of Aalborg

A presentation from the Port of Aalborg with the research and findings of the process of trying to establish a new Ro/Ro route with only smaller local stakeholders along with major cargo flows on rail in transit.

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