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 1877 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 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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IVR Congress 2024
From May 15 to 17, 2024, the IVR Congress will take place in Frankfurt am Main. Click on the image for the announcement. Registration opens in February 2024.

IVR Congress 2023
From 24 to 26 May 2023, the IVR Congress took place in Amsterdam. Click on the image to read the full report including photos and presentations. 

10th IVR Colloquium 2023
The 10th IVR Colloquium took place in Vienna on 5 and 6 October 2023. Click on the image to read the full report including photos and presentations. 

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