Around 45% of European Union (EU) foreign trade is carried by road, which is conditioned by traffic congestion and high fuel consumption, and lead to implying the pollution and safety problem. Short Sea Shipping forms another 40% of the EU foreign trade. National and European governments have considered the Short Sea Shipping in European waters as one of the most feasible ways to alleviate the congestion which is getting worse each day on roads and highways in Europe. The main aim of this paper is to both study and identify the feasible routes in SW Europe which appear to be a viable solution for avoid road transport problems.

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