The future of inland navigation

Discover the future of inland navigation with Watertuck+. This innovative concept makes it possible for self- or unpropelled barges to transport bulk goods, containers and pallets on small waterways.

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What is watertruck+?

Watertruck+ is a European project that introduces an innovative concept for the transport of goods on small waterways (CEMT I-IV). By using small, self-propelled or unpropelled, standardized barges, combined with large or small environmentally friendly push boats, used for pushing the convoys, the concept ensures maximum flexibility of operations while simultaneously maintaining maximum regional coverage by connecting small inland waterways with the TEN-T network. In making the small waterways available for cargo transport, Watertruck+ unlocks the economic potential of multiple regions.

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What is watertruck+ ?

Advantages

  • Reactivation of small inland waterways
  • Enhanced interconnectivity and interoperability between the TEN-T core network and smaller inland waterways.
  • Barges can sail individually and in convoys
  • Fast and flexible coupling and decoupling
  • Universal standard design that can be modified
  • Low emissions
  • Possible implementation of eight-hour work schedule for operators

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