In the first quarter of 2018, inland waterway vessels have transported 52 million tonnes of goods on Belgian inland waterways. This is an increase of 1.3 % compared to the previous quarter and of 3.6 % compared to the first quarter of 2017. The container transport by inland waterway vessels amounted to 9.6 million tonnes, i.e. an increase of 2.6 % on a quarterly basis and of 5.7 % on an annual basis.
These figures relate to the inland navigation of all ships on Belgian inland waterways, including those from abroad.