Inland waterway transport is important for serving transportation needs in Europe, especially in the Baltic Sea Region. This report presents three selected best practice cases:

  • heavy goods on the Elbe
  • container transport on the Rhine
  • cellulose on Saimaa Canal

For all cases using inland waterway transport in supply chains has created true added value for the shippers by saving costs, implementing environmental protection measures, dissolving bottlenecks and preserving local businesses of inland shipping companies. Each case also highlights solutions for individual challenges of involved companies.