Evaluation of inland barges for navigation in ice conditions

The general objective of this project, as specified by the project owner, is to investigate how an
inland motor barge based on European standards, Inland waterway (IWW) class Zone 3, can be
modified for navigation in Lake Mälaren in ice conditions. The study and development of ice
navigation for inland barges is an important step to establish inland navigation in Sweden and the
BSR Region.
Within the scope of the target, one specific barge is studied to demonstrate both the potential and
problem if it must be adapted to the Swedish IWW environment.

The report was tendered by AVATAR Logistics AB and executed bythe Royal Institute of Technology (SE) in co-operation with the Technical University Hamburg (TUHH).