Rijkswaterstaat (RWS) is the Dutch waterway administration and is responsible for the design, construction, management and maintenance of the main infrastructure facilities in the Netherlands. This includes the main road network, the main waterway network and water systems, including the North Sea.

Marente Brouwer, national RIS COMEX coordinator of The Netherlands

“With RIS COMEX we want to achieve a broad interconnected European waterway network on which the shipping industry receives correct and relevant information, real-time, to improve reliable sailing times and to improve the safety of inland shipping. We want to focus on providing seamless and continuous cross-border support as governments and taking the next steps forward towards multimodal corridor-management. All means to increase the transparency in the logistic chain and make transport more reliable and resilient. To achieve this future image we can no longer optimize our own management of logistics on a national level. For a successful implementation of corridor-management we need to cooperate and we need to coordinate the efforts on an EU level.”