Directorate of Inland Navigation

The Directorate of Inland Navigation and Logistics, is part of the Department of Mobility and Transport of the Ministry of Mobility and Public Works. It provides a link with the Navigation Service, the Port of Mertert and the other ministries. It prepares laws and regulations and legislative monitoring in the area of transport of passengers and goods by inland waterways. It also provides representation of Luxembourg on the international bodies, such as the Moselle Commission, the CCNR, the CESNI and the UNECE.

The Directorate works for safe, high-performance, environmentally conscious navigation.

It is also in charge of cross-discipline issues concerning several types of transport such as the Lean & Green certification of the transport and logistics sector or the promotion of electronic transport documents, such as e-CMR.


In the context of international trade, and more particularly, inland waterway navigation, the Directorate of Air and Inland Waterway Transports is in charge of managing the fleet and delivering certificates of tonnage or accreditation, community certificates or business permits or used oil inspection booklets.

It also recognizes certificates related to navigation personnel and cooperates in technical areas with classification societies and with experts and specialists. It is moreover in charge of managing the European Hull Database, a database of boat registrations in Europe.



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