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

Inland shipping plans to go climate-neutral by 2050. Innovative inland vessels of the future came to Brussels on 16 October 2019.

INE works with our partners on waterway and multimodal projects, greening transport, digitalisation and innovative infrastructure throughout Europe.

European Parliament adopts resolution on inland waterway transport and calls for follow-up action programme to support inland waterway transport by 2020