Inland Navigation Agreement Inspection Overview signed

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On 8 July 2015, the minister of Dutch Infrastructure and Environment (the Dutch Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management, the Inspector General of the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate on behalf of the minister) and the harbour masters of the ports of Rotterdam and Amsterdam signed the Inspection Overview (Inspectieview) covenant.

This system is designed to collate, present and compare data for inland navigation from various sources to ensure that the supervision and maintenance of inland navigation legislation and regulations run smoothly. It is also designed to reduce the burden on inland navigation. Inspection Overview’s motto is ‘more effective, less burden’.

Inspection Overview shows various data, such as European Number of Identification (ENI number), ship type, tonnage, country of origin, year of construction, length, width and depth, contact name, port number, control, classification, operator’s contact details etc.

Amsterdam harbour master Janine van Oosten is delighted with this system. ‘Inspection Overview will lead to a reduction in the regulatory burden on inland navigation, an improvement in the quality of the supervision activities and the related effects. In short, an improvement for all concerned.’