In an effort to accelerate the transition to clean energy, Germany’s Green Party minister Robert Habeck wants to use inland waterways as the primary way to transport large goods like wind turbine rotor blades. Read More
In 2022, the inland waterway transport sector experienced a significant drop in activity, reaching its lowest level in a decade. According to the latest data from Eurostat, inland waterway transport performance decreased Read More
The European Union (EU) has recently announced 26 infrastructure projects that will receive over EUR 352 million to propel the adoption of alternative fuels infrastructure across the trans-European transport network (TEN-T). The financial backing is Read More
The 42nd Session of the UNECE ADN Safety Committee held on 21-25 August 2023, brought together representatives of the Ministries of the ADN Contracting States as well as of IWT (EBU/ESO), the classification societies, Read More
The inland waterway transport (IWT) sector is undergoing a transformative shift towards greener and more sustainable practices, with a particular focus on alternative fuels. As industry actors explore viable fuel options, here is Cemex's Read More
ZULU Associates and Flanders Hydraulics have signed an agreement to investigate and validate the energy efficiency of the X-Barge in confined and shallow waters. The aim of the study is to optimise the hull Read More
Traffic light coalition decides on more funding and more staff positions for the WSV The Federal Association of German Inland Navigation (BDB) very much welcomes the fact that the potential of the climate-friendly inland navigation Read More
Two waterborne specialists from multiple stakeholders sectors are interviewed in this new STEERER ambassador video about how to effectively accomplish the zero-emissions target for the waterborne transport industry. Bernadette Castro (Royal IHC) says that research Read More
As informed earlier in June 2021 (click HERE! to read that news item), the European Commission and the Waterborne Technology Platform signed a Memorandum of Understand (MoU) for a Co-Programmed Partnership on Zero-Emission Waterborne Transport under the framework Read More
As every year, the IWT Platform would like to publicly share the Annual Report, 2021 edition. We prepared for you - inland navigation and waterborne sectors' communities and other interested stakeholders - a comprehensive Read More
On 8 December 2021, major stakeholders of the waterborne, inland waterway and intermodal transport sectors – including IWT Platform – called for clarification of some of the measures included in Read More
At the end of November, after about a month of intensive negotiations, the future governing political parties: SPD (Social Democrats), Greens and FDP (Free Democrats), have presented their coalition agreement. The 178-pages‘ document lists Read More
Last week, on 26 October 2021, the European Commission has launched the second call for large-scale projects under the Innovation Fund, one of the world's largest funding programmes for the demonstration of innovative low-carbon Read More
We welcome the new German funding program for inland shipping! The federal government is promoting retrofitting to low-emission diesel engines. It is a sensible addition to the fleet modernisation programme for the inland navigation Read More
Earlier this summer, the European Institutions decided to further amend the transitional provisions that were set up for Regulation (EU) 2016/1628. The original Regulation, approved back on 14 September 2016, has defined pollutant emission Read More
The new Rhine Navigation Personnel Regulation (RPN), which was adopted by the CCNR on 08 November 2022, will come into force on 01 April 2023. In addition to the general provisions, the new regulation contains, Read More
Social partners of the Inland Waterway Transport sector meet on a regular basis within the framework of the Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee (SSDC). At those meetings, the partners – including IWT Platform’s Secretaries from Read More
Directive 2017/2397 - Recognition of professional qualifications in inland navigation Directive (EU) 2017/2397 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2017 on the recognition of professional qualifications in inland navigation Read More
Source: CESNI A sector consultation event, in the form of a webinar dedicated to the roadmap for European manning regulations, was held on 14 December 2021. More than 80 participants took part in this important Read More
Safe journey and secure border crossing are the main objectives for the European manning regulation and the working time directive. Since the current manning regulation is outdated, we are jointly working with our European Read More
European IWT social partners are expecting the Fitness Check on Regulation (EC) 883/2004 on the coordination of social security systems by the end of this year. In 2020, the European Commission initiated a fitness Read More
Our Secretary of the Nautical and Technical Committee, Ms Lijdia Pater – de Groot, prepared a lengthy debrief from a recent meeting of the Working Group on Technical requirements (CESNI-PT) that took place on Read More
Earlier in February 2022, the CCNR organised a full-day workshop on “Shore power at berths”. Leny van Toorenburg, our Secretary of the Nautical/Technical and Infrastructure Committees, has outlined the experience with shore power on Read More
Please register via the following link by using the password: CCNR2022workshop - click HERE! View the full agenda – click HERE! Zero-emissions inland navigation sector by 2050: this target for protecting the environment and Read More
Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ on ES-TRIN and the NRMM Regulation to engines fitted to Inland Navigation Vessels CESNI and EUROMOT have developed a FAQ document - click here! - to help those involved Read More
The IWT sector has warmly welcomed the organisation of the Focus Workshop: Notices to Skippers Standard 4.0 under the Danube Region Strategy and Working Group Meeting on River Information Services. The event took place Read More
ES-TRIN 2021 Like many other sectors, inland navigation is facing a major transition, especially in the area of sustainability. The regulations must facilitate the necessary innovation. In order to take technological developments into account, Read More
In May 2022, meetings of the working group on professional qualifications (CESNI/QP) and the temporary working group on manning requirements (CESNI/QP/Crew) was held in Berlin. The task of CESNI/QP is to draft standards for minimum Read More
The public consultation is open until 11 March 2022 Click HERE to respond to the questionnaire! The European Commission is currently assessing several pieces of legislation on the access and functioning of the inland Read More
The European Commission is organizing an online Cluster 5 Info Day on 3 February 2022. All sessions will be available to watch online via the link: click HERE! No registration is required. The primary Read More
On 1 January 2022, two new CDNI - the Convention on the collection, deposit and reception of waste produced during navigation on the Rhine and inland waterways - resolutions came into force. A communication Read More
The Convention on the collection, deposit and reception of waste produced during navigation on the Rhine and inland waterways (CDNI) aims to protect the environment, and especially water. The CDNI came into force on Read More
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