Inland water transport in the first quarter of 2021
In the first quarter of 2021, inland waterway vessels have transported more than 39 million tonnes of goods on Belgian inland waterways. This is a decrease of 1.0 % compared to the previous quarter and of 1.4 % compared to the first quarter of 2020. The container transport by inland waterway vessels amounted to 5.5 million tonnes, i.e. an decrease of 2.1 % on a quarterly basis and an increase of 4.2 % 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.