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.


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


24 June 2015

The fifth revision of the European Code for Inland Waterways (CEVNI) is now available online in English, French and Russian and in PDF (Eng/Fre/Rus).

22 June 2015

A communication by the Commission on the development of the Dnieper-Vistula waterway (E 40) is available in English and Russian. More about the project: