News

New EU project secures funding to develop biodegradable fishing gear

Marine South East is a partner in a new EU Interreg co-funded project to develop prototype biodegrad...

£7 million additional funding secured for the Blue Belt Programme

The UK government's Blue Belt Programme has been extended for an additional year. Marine South East ...

Events

Metstrade, 19th-21st November 2019, Amsterdam

The METSTRADE Show is the world’s largest trade exhibition of marine equipment, materials and system...

Solent LEP Trade Mission to Washington DC, 19th-21st November 2019

The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is working with Maritime UK on a trade mission to Wash...

Current Projects - PROPOSSE: Short-sea shipping project

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PROPOSSE paper presented at World Conference on Transport Research...

While short sea shipping is one of the oldest forms of transporting cargo, in recent years it has been largely superseded in Europe by an all conquering road transport system. Yet a judicious use of short sea shipping routes can deliver cost benefits.

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Alternative options for Short Sea Shipping Routes...

The transport of goods between the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe is predominantly via Dover and Calais, and this route currently attracts over 80% of the traffic. Irish hauliers consistently use the roads in Wales and England as a land bridge to Dover. But there are alternatives into mainland Europe via the western channel ports, Portsmouth, Poole and Plymouth.

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PROPOSSE project overview...

PROPOSSE is an EU co-funded Interreg project within the framework of the Transnational Cooperation Programme Atlantic Area 2007-2013.

Marine South East and the Port of Poole are representing the UK as partners in the recently launched PROPOSSE short-sea shipping project.

The aim is to look at creating effective new short-sea shipping routes between the participating regions.

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