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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EBU Annual report 2021-22

EBU releases its latest annual report

The reporting year was characterised by impacting geopolitical developments and global and European policies with huge consequences on the society in Europe.


You may read in the Annual Report EBU’s position on the various topics and the role IWT fulfils as key player in the multimodal transport chain.


Annual Report


If you have any questions please get in contact with us either by writing or by phone.

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Summary from EBU Event (17.11.2022)

The EBU welcomed about 100 participants, keynote speakers, and panellists for intensive and enriching discussions on the challenges and further development opportunities of the IWT sector in the EU with a particular focus on modal shift & urgent need for infrastructure investment and fleet innovation towards energy transition.

Short summary with photosEvent summary

More documents for download:

Keynote speech by Mr. Bernard
Keynote speech by Mr. Hololei
Keynote speech by Mr. Riquet
Keynote speech by Mr. Grulois 

Presentation by Mr. Kooren
Presentation by Mrs. Luijten