Inland Water Transport
Inland water transport is a viable alternative or addition to road and rail transport on European corridors. Though environmentally-friendly and, frequently, the most economical mode of inland transport, it remains largely under-exploited in Europe. By enhancing the efficiency and sustainability of inland water transport, the UNECE Agreements and resolutions establish a comprehensive normative framework for the key aspects of inland navigation. Flyer in: English / French / Russian.
22 December 2016
A half-day High-Level Meeting on Inland Water Transport will take place on 22 February. Ministers of countries with major navigable inland waterways from the UNECE region and beyond, regional integration organizations, river commissions and other key stakeholders will share their vision for the future development of Inland Water Transport. See the draft programme.
10 November 2016
The sixtieth session of SC.3 was held from 2 to 4 November 2016. SC.3 adopted its strategy for 2016-2021 and the Terms of Reference for the next five years and approved the third revision of the Blue Book to be published in 2017. It also adopted the second revision of Resolution No. 59 and amendments to Resolution No. 61. The workshop “Recreational navigation and water tourism: addressing challenges and exchanging the best practices” was held on 3 November by the secretariat jointly with the European Boating Association. The workshop discussed best practices and challenges in the recreational navigation and water tourism sector, training and recognition of certificates of pleasure craft operators and ICC case studies.
2 November 2016
7 July 2016
The workshop “River Information Services and other information communication technologies in the pan-European format” took place in Geneva on 23 June 2016 during the forty-ninth session of the Working Party on the Standardization of Technical and Safety Requirements in Inland Navigation.