Right from the beginning of the development of the Moselle as a large-vessel waterway, the riparian states have been active in protecting the environment.

Public bodies oversee:

  • compliance with all environment-related regulations during construction and operation of buildings and plants;
  • maintenance of the best possible water quality;
  • conservation of natural habitats;
  • enhancement of waste management.

All measures effected by Germany, France and Luxembourg are taken within the European environmental regulatory framework, that aims to reconcile the interests of inland navigation with those of the environment. The Moselle Commission cooperates with international conservation commissions like the International Commissions for the Protection of the Moselle and the Saar (IKSMS). This joint effort aims, amongst other things, to intensify consultation between the two Commissions with reference to the EU Floods Directive and the EU Water Framework Directive.




New recommendation of the European Commission on means to address the impact of automation and digitalisation on the transport workforce

On 29 November 2023, the European Commission (EC) adopted a recommendation on means to address the impact of automation and digitalisation on the transport workforce which is ad [more]


Survey of De Vlaamse Waterweg nv regarding remote operation

The Belgian waterway operator De Vlaamse Waterweg nv has launched a short survey among the users of the Belgian inland waterway network regarding the planned remote ope [more]


New EuRIS portal online

As of now, all inland waterway users can use a new European information portal called EuRIS to plan their voyage.

On a single platform EuRIS combines all waterway and [more]


Film about the Moselle now available in English

In 2019, the Luxembourg Ministry of Mobility and Public Works published a film (in German) which presents the inland waterway Moselle and its infrastructure in the join [more]