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 at 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
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IVR members and associated members

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

View the IVR member list

Future events

On 7 and 8 October 2021, the congress took place in Ghent, Belgium. Soon you will find a detailed report and photos of this event.

Congress 2021

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