Interested in speaking and participating at Coastlink 2023, hosted by Peel Ports Group – Port of Liverpool? Submissions are now invited for the conference.


The theme of the 2023 Coastlink Conference will focus on Growing Sustainable Supply Chains: Short Sea Shipping and Intermodal Networks. Sustainability continues to be at the top of the agenda with increasing requirements from shippers to reduce the carbon footprint of moving freight and breakbulk.

Taking place on 3 & 4 May 2023, the event is being held at the iconic Royal Liver Building in the heart of Liverpool City Centre.

Following the successful event in Antwerp in 2022, we now invite interested speakers to put forward their abstract submissions for next year’s event. During the 2-day conference, the session topics & panel discussions will 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.

Companies, organisations, and individuals are invited to submit abstracts relating to our session topics. Abstracts should be no more than 250 words and submissions should include a biography and headshot photo of the Speaker. Please submit all enquiries and abstracts to Sally Wattam at The closing date for the call for papers is 30 September 2022.

Coastlink brings together the community of ports and port authorities, shipping lines, agents, and shippers, along with multimodal and logistics experts, cargo handlers, terminal operators, industry associations and freight forwarders. All with a common goal to increase collaboration and efficiency in global supply chains.

For information on speaking, attending, or sponsoring Coastlink 2023 please visit the Coastlink Website. Alternatively, please call the team on +44 1329 825335 or email