Making the modal shift to coastal shipping

In March 2013, the project announced an extension to include support to make the modal shift from road to coastal shipping. The project still worked in the same way - small and medium sized companies were supported to make the switch from road with a dividend offered of up to 30% capped at £75 for up to 934 container movements alongside an integrated package of support including workshops in freight optimisation and low carbon marketing.


What are the advantages of using coastal shipping?

  • Lower carbon emissions reduce your impact on the environment
  • You can move one or many containers to the same destination at once
  • Regular, reliable services from major hub ports to smaller ports in the UK and Europe
  • Multimodal solutions offer door to door service
  • Competitive prices
  • Punctual services
  • Flexibility - containers can often be booked at short notice
  • Guaranteed transit times
  • Avoids the rising fuel prices affecting road journeys
  • Avoids the increasing congestion on the road network
  • No need to consider the restriction on drivers working hours with coastal shipping