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
The European Commission has recently reached a political agreement with the European Parliament and the Council on the revision of the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Directive. This revised legislation will make high-quality and timely Read More
On 25 July 2023, the EU Council adopted a new law on the Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Regulation (AFIR) under the 'Fit for 55' package. This law aims to increase the number of alternative fuel Read More
On 11 July 2023, the European Commission has appointed Magda Kopczynska as Director-General at the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE). This Commission department is responsible for developing transport and mobility policies for the Read More
The Port of Duisburg, located in Germany, is set to pave the way for a greener and more sustainable future by establishing a state-of-the-art green hydrogen production plant. The project aims to harness cutting-edge Read More
The Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine (CCNR), in partnership with the European Commission (EC), published the new thematic report “An assessment of new market opportunities for inland waterway transport”. Download the Read More
The European Commission launched a webpage containing information for people fleeing the war in the Ukraine. So far, the war in Ukraine has forced over two million people to flee their homes seeking safety, Read More
AGENDA - 28 MARCH 2022 - 13.30-17.00h: Chair: Paul Goris, President EBU and European IWT Platform Introduction by the Chair. Presentation of the Platina 3 Task: “European wide implementation of emission label / energy Read More
Climate change is today one of the most pressing issues that the entire world is faced with, and the EU policy and legal framework is evolving accordingly. The EU Green Deal and in particular Read More
Source - EIT Urban Mobility As part of our ENTRANCE project, we want to inform you about the open Call for Innovation for the Business Plan 2023-2025! This year´s Call for Innovation focuses on Read More
MAGPIE - sMArt Green Ports as Integrated Efficient multimodal hubs On 10 March 2022, project MAGPIE organises its first dissemination event in a hybrid setting in Rotterdam. This event is co-organized by the Port Read More
European IWT Platform's Webinar Monday 28th June 2021 09:30 - 15:45 Inland Waterway Transport's Greening Challenges and Stage V - Perfect match or not? European IWT Platform is well aware of the greening Read More
The EU Green Deal has set a number of ambitious objectives towards 2030 and 2050. As a consequence, the European Commission will focus on strengthening direct investments in sustainable economic activities. A transition towards Read More
Do you have time on 24th of March 2021? Would you like to learn more about greening of Inland Navigation, Short Sea and River-Sea Shipping? Strengthening inland navigation, short sea shipping and river-sea shipping Read More
Need an interesting read? Check out the JRC paper on ‘Forecasting the impacts of climate change on inland waterways’ The Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's science and knowledge service, has recently published Read More
The European Commission published its EU Strategy on Sustainable & Smart Mobility SSMS on December 9th, 2020. This document can be seen as an extension of the EU Green Deal which was published one Read More
Inland navigation currently has only one regulative framework regarding emission standards on vessels. This is the Non-Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM) Regulation 2016/1628, also known as the regulative framework for the Stage V emission standards Read More
The IWT sector can largely contribute to a more sustainable transport system and can also offer new chances for Europe´s mobility, however only if transparent and adequate social conditions attract skilful and qualified personnel. Read More
At the last (online) meeting of the sectoral social dialogue on 23 April 2021, Ms Andrea Nahles, a former German Minister for Labour and Social Affairs, presented a report on Strengthening EU Social Dialogue. Read More
As reported earlier this year, Directive 2017/2397 on the recognition of professional qualifications must be implemented in the EU Member States by 18 January 2022. The European Commission has recently presented an initiative aiming Read More
In February 2021, the Central Commission for the Navigation on the Rhine (CCNR) in a partnership with the European Commission, has published its thematic report on the labour market in the European inland navigation Read More
Do you remember the Directive on the recognition of Professional Qualifications in Inland Navigation? The EU Directive 2017/2397 has been in force since December 2017. What is happening right now though is that the Read More
In Chapter 11 ES-TRIN (European Standard laying down Technical Requirements for Inland Navigation vessels), you can find the new rules for electric propulsion of inland vessels. These rules are applicable as of January 1, Read More
We have received announcement about an unforeseen closure of the Gabčíkovo lock early next week. According to the information, there will be two days of the locks' closure: - on the 7th of June Read More
Electronic reporting (ERI) has been gradually introduced on the Rhine for vessels or convoys carrying containers by the CCNR since 1 January 2010. The extension of the electronic reporting requirement comes into force with Read More
Join STEERER in the quest for making waterborne transport a zero emission means of transport! The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA), Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD), and the STEERER Read More
Public hearing on NAIADES III at the European Parliament [Edit - 2 December 2021 - all presentations are available online] On 1 December 2021, the Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) of the European Read More
The European Commission launched the first call for proposals under the new Connecting Europe Facility (CEF2). Deadlines (single-stage) for submitting the proposals is set for 19 January 2022. CINEA has launched a call for Read More
We have a pleasure to announce that CESNI has unanimously welcomed our request to grant the IWT Platform a non-governmental organization status for a tacitly renewable five-year term. About CESNI Back in 2015, the Read More
How could a waste disposal network for Part A waste look like in the future? How is the disposal fee developing? What are the specific needs of the inland navigation system users? These crucial Read More
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