On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 a pandemic and governments worldwide have taken wide-ranging measures to contain the spread of the virus. Inland Waterways International is one of many organisations that has signed an appeal to European Governments and authorities to facilitate freight transport operations in these difficult times. Transport keeps us going, also on our inland waterways.

Header of the joint Press Release signed by 33 organisations
representing all transport modes throughout Europe

We urge all policy makers to assist the heavily affected transport sector in its recovery, to ensure future connectivity for both passengers and freight, and to revitalise the arteries of the internal market as soon as the crisis is over. See the press release here