Shaping the future of European Short Sea Shipping: Autonomous & Automated technologies

The maritime industry is a constantly evolving business sector, which continuously tries to maintain its competitiveness by embracing innovation, which is widely recognized as a determinant of success. Disruptive technologies that enable automation and autonomy have been recently receiving a lot of attention, in part, due to their strong potential to revolutionise the landscape of the maritime industry and make it more efficient and sustainable.This session aims to highlight how autonomous and automated technologies can stimulate the modernization of intra-European waterborne transport and increase the modal shift from land-based transportation to Short Sea Shipping.

MOSES project organised a session entitled ‘Shaping the future of European Short Sea Shipping: Autonomous & Automated technologies‘ in the context of the Connecting EU insights, on 28th of April 2021 at 12:00-13:30 CEST.

Representatives from the MOSES’ sister projects, AEGIS and AUTOSHIP participated in this interesting session to express their insights on the future of Short Sea Shipping in the EU.

In addition, a representative from Fundacion Valenciaport made a presentation on the potential of Short Sea Shipping in the Mediterranean basin and a representative from EMSA highlighted the automation in Short Sea Shipping from a safety perspective.

More information about the event can be found here.


The final session agenda is available here.


The webinar recording is available here.


The registration link is available here.


Meet session speakers:

Prof. Nikolaos Ventikos 

Associate Professor, Laboratory for Maritime Transport, NTUA

Ørnulf Jan Rødseth

Senior Scientist at SINTEF Ocean

Odd Erik Mørkrid

Senior Project Manager at SINTEF Ocean


Senior Project Officer, EMSA

Mercedes De Juan Muñoyerro

Project Manager at Fundación Valenciaport


In case you missed our online event, you can find all the interesting presentations here:

Automation in Short Sea Shipping from a safety perspective, Sifis Papageorgiou (EMSA)

Potential of Short Sea Shipping in the Mediterranean basin, Mercedes De Juan Muñoyerro (VPF)

AUTOSHIP: Demonstrating autonomous ships in Europe, Ørnulf Jan Rødseth (SINTEF Ocean)

AEGIS: Next Generation Short Sea Shipping Logistics, Odd Erik Mørkrid (SINTEF Ocean)

Creating opportunities for Short Sea Shipping and small ports within the EU container supply chain: MOSES Innovations, Prof. Nikolaos Ventikos (NTUA)