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In 2007, EU-27 Short Sea Shipping continued growing but at a slower rate

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Inland-waterway and sea transport
Target audience: Specialised/Technical
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Transport Author: Giuliano AMERINI
S t a t i s t i c s i n f o c u s 58/2009
In 2007, EU-27 Short Sea Shipping continued growing but at a slower rate.
1 Short Sea Shipping (SSS) is a major alternative Liquid bulk (including liquefied gas, crude oil to road for the transport of goods in Europe, and oil products), with almost half the total together with rail, inland waterways and tonnage, was the largest cargo type. It pipelines. accounted for about 60% of total SSS cargo in French and Dutch ports. In 2007 freight SSS totalled around 1.9 billion 2 tonnes , some 61% of total EU-27 maritime While Rotterdam remained the largest EU-27 goods transport. port in 2007 in terms of total SSS, it was 3 overtaken by Antwerp in 2007 for containers. The United Kingdom and Italy , with 366 and For Roll-on/Roll-off transport, Dover and Calais 325 million tonnes respectively, contributed remained the top two SSS ports reflecting their most heavily to the total. The share of SSS in high specialization in this activity. total maritime transport varied widely from one country to another. SSS of goods in containers continued to increase at a substantial rate: an 8.2% annual average The majority of SSS reported by the EU-27 increase for EU-15 between 2000 and 2007. ports concerned partner ports situated in the Mediterranean (28%) and the North Sea (27%). Figure 1:Share of Short Sea Shipping (SSS) of goods in total sea transport in 2007 (gross weight of goods in Mio tonnes)
0 BE BG DK DE EE IE EL ES FR IT CY LV Short Sea Shipping (SSS)
Source: Eurostat (mar_sg_am_cw)
LT MT NL PL PT RO SI FI Other seaborne transport
1  Short Sea Shipping (SSS) deals with the transport of goods between ports in the EU-27, Croatia and Norway on one hand, and ports situated in geographical Europe, on the Mediterranean and Black Sea on the other. More information in "methodological and other explanatory notes". 2  A technical improvement is introduced in the calculation of transport figures in this edition of the publication: see explanatory notes on "elimination of double counting at statistical port level" for more details. 3  Italian data for 2007 are provisional.