Inland Navigation can only function at its best when there is infrastructure (existing or new) that is navigable at all times, properly maintained, fit to be used by existing and future fleets and matches with transportation needs. In return IWT should constantly cooperate with Infrastructure Management (Waterway Managers) in matters that safeguard the environment (waterquality, fauna, habitat, etc).
The mission of the Nautical & Technical committee (NTC) is to be pro-actively involved in the work that is centered around the European Standard of Technical Requirements for Inland Navigation vessels: ES-TRIN.
The Social & Education Committee deals with all subjects relating to personnel and education.Our main focus is the development of new manning regulations for all European waterways, good conditions for education, good working conditions and social security, the balance between fair competition and freedom to provide services and free movement of workers.
The Environment & Safety Committee covers a wide range of different items. In order to ensure an efficient working the committee is divided into two sections: Environment and Safety.
A truly integrated transport system for sustainable and efficient transport of people and freight is based on an open system of assets, resources and services operated by individual companies.