ESN offers extensive and in-depth, neutral information on environment-related technical solutions, practices and policies in the field of short sea shipping. The information offered on this website, newsletter and via other information channels is part of the "ESN, the Way Forward" project co-financed by the European Commission.

The focus of information is the Emission Control Area (ECA), which currently consists of SECA (Sulphur Emission Control Area) of the Baltic Sea, English Channel and the North Sea. Information on impacts and solutions concerning the regulations, in particular the new stricter sulphur regulations is available for all interested stakeholders.

The information is available on

  • active ships and ship operators in the SECA -area
  • prices of alternative fuels
  • LNG bunkering stations
  • scrubber reception facilities
  • ship conversions, costs and conversion profitability
  • transport cost comparisons in SECA
  • EU and state aid, measures and facilities for operators
  • any other useful information