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Division Inland Navigation

Advantages of Navigation

Transport of goods by ships is growing, since it has many advantages: it is cheap, reliable and causes less pollution than road transport. Especially for the topic of inland navigation, the flyer of the European commission Inland Navigation – A Good Solution for Transportation (German document) offers further information.

Our Work

On behalf of the Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Insitute (BaW), we develop software tools to simulate the traffic on inland waterways in order to evaluate upgradings to the infrastructure and traffic engineering systems. The first project focussed on the Rhine segment next to Bingen (close to the "Loreley").
In the following projects, the simulator will be improved and extended to suit the different needs (locks, traffic stations).




Descending vessel near Duisburg.


Screenshot of the simulation.