There was great interest on the market. A combined total of 23 candidates applied for the procedures of push boats and barges, with 35 applications from all over Europe, ranging from Poland, the United Kingdom, Romania and Turkey. The majority of candidates came from the Netherlands (70%), one of the leading countries in the field of inland navigation. However, it was impossible to invite all parties to submit an offer and therefore we used public procedures to select 6 applicants per parcel. These applicants have received a tender based on the supplied Special Specifications. We received their offers by the end of October 2016. Evaluation and negotiations are ongoing.