A collection of scientific and sector-oriented contributions by experts in the field of inland navigation, this reference covers topics on the ramifications of possible strategic and economic advancements through the year 2030. The future challenges for inland navigation presented in this book take into account market functioning, technologies, and investments in inland navigation from a viewpoint of sustainability in its three facets: economic, social, and environmental. Presenting a number of strategies market players may adopt and offering insights into the anticipated economic consequences, this record will appeal to inland shipping operators, shipbuilding companies, financial institutes, port authorities, freight forwarders, public administrations, and policy makers.
Christa Sys is the director of the Research Center on Commodity Flows hosted by the Department of Transport and Regional Economics and a professor at the University College Ghent. Thierry Vanelslander is the BNP Paribas Fortis Chair on Transport, Logistics, and Ports at the University of Antwerp.