Wednesday 21 March 2012
6pm - 8pm

The Big Picture Seminar Series presents Short Sea Shipping: The Slow Route to Sustainability, presented by Dr Rowlinson.

The seminar will address the problematic issues of increasing Short Sea, coastal and inland Shipping's share of domestic and intra-European freight trade, for both Britain and Ireland. Despite the environmental advantages of water transport and the attention that Short Sea Shipping has attracted in political circles, both nationally and at European levels, increasing market share has proved difficult.

Investigations into Short Sea Shipping's role and evidence of success and failure in the supply chain will be discussed. Dr Rowlinson will provide fresh analysis to his 2008 published work: Shipping Freight by Water in Britain and Ireland: Calculating Economic Cost and Environmental Opportunities.


Dr Rowlinson, BA Hons, Certificate in HE Lecturing; M. Phil Shipping & Development; PhD Maritime Business, a qualified Railway Signaller and Ships Safety Officer. Following his retirement in January 2009, from the post of principal lecturer and course director of the MSc International Trade & Transport and Certificate in Commercial Operation of Shipping at the London Metropolitan University, he set up his own consultancy specialising in transport economics, logistics and management, intermodal and coastal shipping.

Dr Rowlinson has produced over 17 papers for various shipping and business conferences worldwide and has over 12 publications to his name. He spent 9 years at sea, including tankers and tugs before starting an academic career and is currently a visiting lecturer at the Copenhagen Business School.


Wednesday 21 March 2012 from 5.30 to 8pm


Hosted in the Queen Anne Court, Room 180, University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, London SE10 9LS 


Free for all

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This conference, hosted by the University of Greenwich, is being held at the Greenwich Campus, Old Royal Naval College.

The campus is based on a World Heritage Site on the banks of the river Thames. The university's largest campus is centred on three baroque buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren at the end of the 17th century.
"More breathtaking than the Versailles of Louis XIV" is how The Independent newspaper described it.

The Borough of Greenwich is steeped in history. East meets West on the Meridian Line, which divides the hemispheres and marks longitude zero. The line runs through the courtyard of the 17th century Royal Observatory and indicates the spot from which Greenwich Mean Time is calculated.

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