European Barge Union
The European Barge Union (EBU) is the European association representing the majority of the inland navigation freight and passenger carrying industry on a Pan-European level. Its members are the national associations of barge owners and barge operators as well as (international) associations in the field of inland navigation and related areas.
The EBU’s Annual Report 2022-2023
The EBU is proud to present its Annual Report for 2022-2023. This comprehensive document provides an overview of our activities and achievements.
The report covers a range of topics including market developments and potential of the IWT sector, infrastructure needs, energy transition in the IWT sector, labour market, tank-barging – a huge facilitator of the petrochemical industry, passenger transport and river cruising, EBU event and EBU at events.
Inland Waterway Transport: Rivers of opportunities to deliver
The European Barge Union (EBU) together with the European Skippers Organization (ESO) and the European Inland Waterway Transport (IWT) Platform published the leaflet “Inland Waterway Transport: Rivers of opportunities to deliver” to summarize the mission of the Inland waterway transport sector.
|04-09-2023||EBU releases its latest Annual Report|
|03-08-2023||Grain transports along the Danube are increasingly endangered after the recent bombings of the Ukrainian Danube ports Reni and Ismaijil near the border to Romania. EBU is increasingly worried about the continuation of the transports of grains and other elementary necessary materials from Ukraine on the Danube.|
|18-04-2023||EBU and ESC call upon EC to guarantee the free movement of goods after the long-lasting strikes in France|
|28-03-2023||EU Court of Auditor’s report on intermodality confirms EBU’s concerns regarding modal shift: the truck continues to rule|
|05-12-2022||EBU welcomes the Council conclusion on the “Ongoing development of inland waterway transport (NAIADES III)”|
|18-11-2022||The European Barge Union (EBU) Event “ROLE OF INLAND WATERWAY TRANSPORT (IWT) IN THE FRAMEWORK OF EU’s MOBILITY AND SUPPLY POLICY”|
|05-09-2022||EBU releases its latest annual report|
|19-08-2022||Low water situation on European Waterways calls for urgent infrastructure investment|
|20-06-2022||Inland waterway transport (IWT) sector position on the TEN-T guidelines|
|07-06-2022||Change of presidency and priorities ahead|
Latest News & Publications
|04-09-2023||EBU Annual Report 2022-2023|
|05-09-2022||EBU Annual Report 2021-2022|
|28-09-2021||IWT feedback on the taxonomy draft report, September 2021|
|27-08-2021||EBU’s Annual Report 2019-2020|
|01-07-2021||Newsletter EBU event 21 June 2021|