Sharp decline in inland navigation in the third quarter of 2022
In the third quarter of 2022, inland waterway vessels have transported 38.5 million tonnes of goods on Belgian inland waterways. This is a decrease of 8.4 % compared to the previous quarter and of 7.4 % compared to the third quarter of 2021. The container transport by inland waterway vessels fell to 4.2 million tonnes, i.e. a decrease of 19.3 % on a quarterly basis and of 27.6 % on an annual basis.
These figures relate to the inland navigation of all ships on Belgian inland waterways, including those from abroad.
|Quarter||Transported weight||Tonne-km||Transported weight per container|
|Source (mention obligatoire) : Statbel (Direction générale Statistique - Statistics Belgium)|
*TEU:Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit.
Purpose and brief description
Inland water transport according to the period, the origin, the destination, the nature of the goods and the nature of the ship. Evolution of the Belgian inland waterway fleet (number, capacity, age, etc. of ships). Evolution of the Belgian inland waterway network.
Transport of goods by inland waterway vessels between two ports of a national territory irrespective of the nationality of the vessel.
Availability of the results: 5 months after the reference period.
In 2007, this method was adapted to a new Eurostat regulation concerning the goods classification. Therefore, the figures for 2007 and after can no longer be compared with the previous years.
Commission Regulation (EC) No 425/2007 of 19 April 2007 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1365/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on statistics of goods transport by inland waterways.