International Association for the representation of the mutual interests of the inland shipping and the insurance and for keeping the register of inland vessels in Europe. 

IVR is the unique international platform on which national organisations of inland navigation, insurance industry and surveyors as well as individual companies and persons from these and related areas such as brokers, lawyers, manufacturers, yards etc. are represented. IVR has been founded initially in 1874 by insurance companies and re-established in 1947 with representatives of inland navigation, surveyors and related industries.

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IVR’s main objective is the observation and representation of the common interests of the involved industries on the network of the major European inland waterways. Inland navigation plays an important role within the European transport and mobility system. IVR is coping with all topics within the common sphere of interests of its members. It is characterised by its neutrality and independence.

Independent and international platform
Variety of members and industries



An IVR membership offers you access to:
  • The broad international IVR network
  • The annual IVR Congress, Workshops and Colloquia
  • The newsletter - IVReport - for members
  • The Legal database CMNI and CLNI
  • A discount on your IVR Ships Information System subscription
Become a memberIVR Membership Information & Application Form 2023

IVR members and associated members

Members of the association are organisations or individual persons, active in the insurance, the inland navigation sector and ship surveyors as well as their coordinating organisations and related sectors such as manufacturers, yards and law- firms.

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Future events

Registration for the IVR Congress 2023 in Amsterdam is now open! Click on the image on the right for more information and to register.

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