The Workboat Association confirm support for the 2023 Coastlink Conference in Liverpool.

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The Coastlink Conference is dedicated to the promotion of short sea and feeder shipping services, and the intermodal supply chain.

Coastlink 2023 will discuss and debate topics covering the latest market forces, trends and opportunities for short sea and feeder shipping; the new normal in an adapting market; EU-UK trade flows and the need for frictionless trade; growth and resilience in supply chains; and the latest developments in building a more sustainable future.

The Workboat Association (WA) is the trade, skills, and safety standards association for the workboat industry. With a membership base of over 100 UK and European workboat owners, operators, stakeholders, and professionals, they collectively represent close to 1,000 operational vessels and around 4,500 direct personnel.

Kerrie Forster, CEO commented Short-sea shipping is quickly becoming one of the ‘buzz-words’ of the global transport decarbonisation conversation. Building a floating and shore-side infrastructure to support the needs and ambitions of international strategies and target within the planned time-frames requires sharing, learning, investment and leadership. The Workboat Association is proud to support Coastlink 2023, we look forward to helping push the ‘buzz’ into reality, whilst learning-from and supporting many of our members and their stakeholders who already providing many vital short-sea shipping services.”

As a supporting association, WA members benefit from a discount on the delegate rate. Further details of the discount can be obtained directly from Kerrie Forster at WA or, the Coastlink events team on +44 (0)1329 825335 or

The 2023 delegate packages include:

  • Conference attendance on 3 & 4 May 2023
  • Lunch and refreshments on both days
  • Conference Handbook in electronic format
  • Place on the technical visit
  • Place at the conference dinner (Premium Package Only)
  • Post-event Presentation Download (Premium Package Only)

Coastlink 2023 is being hosted by Peel Ports – Liverpool, at the Royal Liver Building on 3rd & 4th May 2023.

Secure your delegate place at this popular event by visiting the Coastlink website or contact the Coastlink events team on +44 (0)1329 825335 or