European inland waterway transport with Rhenus

Inland vessels represent a cost-effective and environmentally friendly mode of transport. With close to 1,000 ship units and capacities of up to 10,000 tons per unit, Rhenus offers ship transports of a wide variety of goods.

Rhenus: The go-to inland waterway expert

Rhenus: The go-to inland waterway expert

Rhenus ships operate for you on all waterways in Europe. Every year, we transport up to 30 million tons of bulk and break bulk goods from all relevant freight groups, e.g. steel products as well as project cargo.

To this end, we have an extensive network of branches along the most important waterways and hubs at our disposal.

Our services for different types of goods

Whether powdery, granular or lumpy mixture

Rhenus Switzerland and its inland waterway vessels support many sectors of European industry by transporting a wide variety of starting materials and raw materials. These include agricultural products, building materials, aggregates, energy sources, ores, etc.

Bigger, heavier, farther

We handle the transport of the most diversified types of general cargo for our customers. For example, we transport products from the steel industry, large and heavy construction parts and all break bulk cargo.

Certified feed transport

GMP+ (good manufacturing practice) certification has established itself as a major standard for the transport of agricultural products in recent years. Our inland waterway fleet is equipped with the necessary certificates, which attest to its being a reliable logistics partner for the agricultural industry across national borders.

Professional transport of various types of waste

The transport of waste such as wood, glass, contaminated soils and industrial slag in a wide range of volumes requires compliance with a large number of legal requirements. The Rhenus inland shipping fleet has ships that meet all the necessary European requirements.

Any Questions?

Our experts are always there for you. If you wish, we will also call you back – keeping things convenient and straightforward.

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European network

With our Europe-wide network and our customer-centric mindset, we are in a position to integrate our specified fleet of ships as a reliable component in all supply chains. At the same time, our local branches know the individual particularities of the markets very well and are therefore always able to respond to customer-specific requirements.


Centuries of experience

Inland waterway transport has been a fundamental component of Rhenus for more than 200 years. Thanks to the high proportion of our own proprietary shipping space and the levels of trust which have grown over the course of our collaboration with long-standing partners, you can benefit from our experience in supporting your needs.


Just in time is everything

We know how important timeliness is in today’s transport and integrated transport chains. Inland waterway transport is the mode of transport with the best time planning capability. Our colleagues on board and ashore are fully dedicated to the highest safety and punctuality of your goods, ensuring that your requirements are met.