European Inland Waterway Transport (IWT) Platform: overall objectives
As an extension of EBU and ESO, IWT aims at a stronger positioning of Inland Navigation in European and National Transport Policies by an intensified contribution to various governing bodies, working parties and standard setting committees. At the same time IWT will encourage innovation with respect to the fleet’s technical progress leading to even more environmentally friendly vessels. Facilitating access to financial instruments of all kinds should bring leverage to this progress. Last but not least Inland Navigation should become more respected and better integrated in Europe’s Transport System and should be at the forefront when it comes to preparing this system for 2030 and beyond. Making IWT more effective and efficient with the help of disruptive innovation and digitalisation in general will be key in this evolution.