Inland Navigation

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Working for better lives on waterways.

ITF represents crew members and port workers on inland waterways throughout the world, in both trade and passenger tourism. We campaign for better working conditions on canals and rivers, as well as on shore, at wharfs and quays.

From timber to tourists, coffee to commuters, our crews carry cargo and passengers in a growing and challenging industry.

On the pages below, you can find out about the role of ITF and its union affiliates in campaigning, solidarity, research and training.

About us

What we do

Inland navigation is a growing industry. All over the world, there are extensive networks of…


Our people

The inland navigation section represents almost 56,000 workers in 86 unions around the world. The…


Contact us

The inland navigation section looks out for the wellbeing and safety of inland navigation workers…