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


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.

29 February 2016

The third revised edition of Resolution No. 48 (Inland ECDIS, EN/FR/RU) and its technical appendices (EN) are now available.

The third package of amendments to Resolution No. 61 (Technical Requirements for Inland Navigation Vessels) is now available (EN/FR/RU).

The models of the International Certificates for Operator of Pleasure Craft issued in accordance with Resolution No. 40 are now available here.

Materials of the UNECE Workshop on Safety and Security in European Inland Navigation (17 February 2016, Geneva) are available here.

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).