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.

Inland Waterways in the UNECE region

Where to navigate? The network of inland waterways in Europe and its parameters

How to navigate? The rules of inland navigation in Europe

Who can navigate? The technical parameters for inland vessels and requirements for crews


16 October 2014

The third revision of the European Agreement on Main Inland Waterways of International Importance (AGN) is now available.

15 September 2014

European Inland Waterway Navigation Conference : the 7th EIWN Conference was held from 10 to 12 September 2014, in Budapest (Hungary). More details here.

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