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Short Sea Shipping in Europe

The following two reports were presented to the national delegates of the ECMT Combined
Transport Group to introduce economical and policy problems brought about by the development of
short sea shipping. Work undertaken in 1997 was based on these reports and led to a report and
recommendations adopted by the ECMT Council of Ministers in May 2000.
The first report was drawn up by M. Stratos Papadimitriou, responsible for urban transport in
Athens and also the co-ordinator of concerted action in short sea shipping for the Commission of the
European Union in 1996.
The second report was drawn up by Professor Dr. Manfred Zachcial, Institute of Transport ISL,
These two reports are the framework of the work of the Conference and are reproduced for
information. Their content binds only the respective authors.