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 Season’s Greetings
Best wishes for a peaceful 2023!
European society and industry are facing huge challenges given the geopolitical changes and global sustainability goals. EBU and its members since the war in Ukraine are strongly engaged in the Solidarity Lanes initiative and will continue providing their support.
Inland waterway transport is considered as one of the solutions to combat climate change by absorbing higher volumes of transport. The sector is committed to increase its modal share and to cope with the challenges ahead in view of the sustainability policy.
Inland waterway transport offers rivers of opportunities to deliver. In this spirit, we thank you for your cooperation and support throughout the year.
Philippe Grulois (President)
and Theresia Hacksteiner (Secretary General)
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.
|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|
|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|
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|