Who we are and what we do

Our purpose is to promote waterway transport in Europe.  After all, why get stuck in a traffic jam and miss deadlines when you can cut costs and deliver on time on the waterways? Increased waterway traffic is so important because it is not only cost-effective, it also makes for a more sustainable transport network.  

  • Our network of waterway managers, users and advocates is advancing the cause of the waterways through practical projects, concerted promotion and coherent advocacy within the EU.
  • If you believe in a dynamic waterway network, as we do, we would be delighted for you to join us in our work.
What we do

Latest Newsitems

Danube Business Talks

23 May 2016

On 27 and 28 June, Linz will be the place to be for those interested in logistics solutions  by waterway transport.

Vessel operators ask for energy efficiency and emission reduction advise in combination easy-to-access financing

PLATINA 2 prepared a Good Practice Manual on Inland Waterway Maintenance for waterway administrations, focuing on navigational fairway maintenance of free-flowing rivers.