Are you a member of one of Coastlink’s Supporter Associations? Benefit from a 10% discount on the delegate rate if you are a member of the Freight Transport Association; the UK Chamber of Shipping; The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers; or the British Ports Association.

Join us at Coastlink 2020 for a 2-day event focussed on ‘Building Connectivity between short sea shipping and intermodal networks’. This year Coastlink will be hosted at the Port of Antwerp on 25 & 26 November, and Chaired by Nick Lambert of NLA International Ltd. The 2-day event will consist of 1.5 days of conference followed by a Technical Visit at the Port of Antwerp.

As Europe’s second largest seaport, the Port of Antwerp have an ambitious growth strategy for short sea shipping. Their ambitions align with the European Green deal in terms of the growing focus on sustainable transport in the supply chain, and a drive to reduce CO2 emissions by a greater utilisation of the transport network away from road haulage. Dries Van Gheluwe, Key Account Manager Shortsea Shipping at the Port of Antwerp, recently commented ‘By connecting as many European destinations as possible by short sea, rail and barge, we offer our customers an end to end alternative’.

The Conference will offer delegates insightful presentations from industry stakeholders and engaging panel discussions. The panel discussions will look to drive debate on matters affecting the sector and new emerging opportunities. Delegates can take advantage of networking time with speakers from Unifeeder, Royal Haskoning DHV Ocean Shipping Consultants, Fast Group Belgium, Port of Tyne, Port of Zeebrugge and BIMCO – offering the chance to build on business relationships for the future.

Session topics being covered at the event are outlined below, with the full Conference Programme available on the website:

- Market Sector Overview: Industry Challenges and New Opportunities for Short Sea & Feeder Shipping
- Building Connectivity & Networks for the future – linking Short Sea & Feeder Shipping to Intermodal Transport Routes
- Looking to the future – Improving efficiencies through Digitalisation & Innovation

Take advantage of the 10% discount on the delegate rate, offered to members of our Supporting Associations:

- Freight Transport Association (FTA)
- Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
- UK Chamber of Shipping
- British Ports Association

Contact the Supporter association for the relevant discount code and enter this code at the checkout when booking online. The discount will then be applied. Alternatively, please call the team on +44 1329 825335 or email