Legal framework

Inland water transport in Europe is covered by various systems of law. Many cooperation among the various institutions involved has led to common regulations, but the existing legal framework is still not satisfactory. Further improvements, harmonization of rules and unification is needed. Therefore, 2015 the European Union and the Central Commission for the Navigation on the Rhine (CCNR) set up CESNI (European committee for drawing up common standards in the field of inland navigation), to create common standards in the field of inland navigation. Main areas of work include technical requirements for vessels, professional qualifications for navigation personnel and inland navigation information technologies. The following contributions address these issues, inform to news, developments and updates regarding the legal framework for inland navigation.



Further Steps Towards Greening the Inland Waterways Transport Sector

🖊 Pro Danube International: Ruxandra Florescu  (   📅 01.09.2020

The Danube Region needs smart and sustainable growth based on an eco-efficient, reliable transport system. To this end, Pro Danube International acting on behalf of its members (logistics service providers, port and terminal operators, barge operators, shipyards) raises and leads projects in the region that contribute to the greening, modernization and digitalisation of the IWT sector. In line with the goals of its policy and business framework known as the “Green Deal for Danube River transport” whose implementation started with the DANTE and DAPhNE transnational projects, PDI has launched in 2018 the project GRENDEL meant to facilitate in a coordinated manner the transition to an energy efficient river fleet.    

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