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.
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.
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.
If you have any questions please get in contact with us either by writing or by phone.
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.
|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|
|09-03-2022||IWT Labelling System Workshop on 28 March 2022: ”Does the sector need a labelling system and which label will be preferred?”|
|18-02-2022||IWT position on the Fit for 55 Package and the Energy Taxation Directive proposal – press release|
|08-02-2022||Joint press release – Results from the study on organisational human factors aspects in relation to accidents in inland navigation|
|03-02-2022||IWT sector’s reaction to the Guidelines on State aid for climate, environmental protection and energy|
Latest News & Publications
|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|
|30-06-2021||European Partnership to make Zero-Emission Waterborne Transport a reality before 2050|