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

Today’s challenges are opportunities. INE members are committed to steer towards a low-carbon and circular economy powered by seamless and sustainable transport.

EU cooperation to bring back freight to small European waterways on small, clean, self-propelled standardised barges that can be coupled and uncoupled.

Fully automated urban boats to transport goods and people currently developed in the Netherlands