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

European transport sector organisations endorse joint statement regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

European Commission presents European Green Deal to tackle climate and environmental-related challenges.

PIANC's Declaration on Climate Change focuses on need to strengthen resilience and adapt port and waterway infrastructure & operations to effects of climate change.