RIS COMEX results

07 October 2022

The RIS COMEX project, which started 6 years ago, ended with concrete results: EuRIS, a cross-border one-stop-shop with river information services for users and CEERIS, an only-once reporting system for the Danube countries.

These two results and other were presented on 29 September 2022 in Berlin hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport .

INE members viadonau and De Vlaamse Waterweg demonstrated the EuRIS system which provides actual fairway, infrastructure, traffic and transport related information services including route and voyage planning, vessel positions and calculation of estimated times of arrival for authorised users serving as a one-stop-shop for the users. EuRIS covers the main waterways of 13 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia. Skippers and other users can at any time collect real-time information and gain insight in the actual traffic situation on their sailing route, waiting times, incidents or disruptions that affect the travel time. They can also share information with others, for example their ETA. This is offered in a protected environment, so that the privacy of all users is guaranteed. The countries will continue their partnership to further develop the platform in the upcoming years, considering the needs and demands of the users.

viadonau also gave a life demonstration of the common electronic reporting system called CEERIS which is on its way to enable reporting-only-once with single entering of data for all IWT related reporting requirements along 8 countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia. CEERIS will therefore significantly contribute to a reduction of the administrative barriers and reporting burdens within Inland Navigation. A further extension of CEERIS as well as full integration with other systems is foreseen in order gain even more benefits for the users who are the Reporting Parties (Skippers, Fleet Managers) and the related national Receiving Authorities.

RIS COMEX results