The European Shortsea Network (ESN) consists of Shortsea Promotion Centres (SPCs). The network was founded in 2000 and SPC Turkey is one of the members.

ESN is an informal platform for co-operation and exchange of information. The main objective of ESN is to promote and develop shortsea shipping on a European level by practical means. The main target groups are shippers and forwarders. The services of the ESN are open for the entire transport chain. ESN provides a wide selection of information services that are created by the national SPCs. The joint website at is a diverse information source for shortsea shipping in Europe with links to the websites of the national SPCs. The website includes a pan-European Liner Service Database that is jointly maintained by the SPCs.

ESN supports the identification of bottlenecks and the development of solutions in the field of shortsea shipping by providing information on good practices.

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