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.

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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.

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Overview of measures by Member States, EC and River Commissions and international labour organisations:  

–  European Commission Guidelines


–  Danube Commission

–  EBU and joint PRESS RELEASE

–  ILO (labour organisations)

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EBU Annual Report 2019 – 2020

We are pleased to bring to your attention the latest Annual Report of EBU, the European Barge Union.

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Save the date for the EBU Annual Event 

21 June 2021

Inland Waterway Transport (IWT) key to deliver the GREEN DEAL and contribute to the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy

21 JUNE 2021


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