INLAND WATERWAYS FREIGHT LOGISTICS
The State-Owned EnterpriseInland Waterways Directorate provides freight-forwarding services which are generally matched to customer requirements. We organise freight-forwarding services through the inland waterways on the route between Kaunas, Klaipeda, and Kaunas.
Development objectives for freight-forwarding services
- To become the main transport corridor for freight-forwarding between Kaunas and the Klaipeda seaport.
- To serve the Central Lithuania region and provide freight traffic services to and from Klaipeda seaport.
- Develop freight-forwarding activities which can involve the usage of an increasing number of inland waterways, including the River Neris, the River Nevėžis, and the River Nemunas (and involving Kaunas HPP (the hydroelectric power plant at Druskininkai)).
- The implementation of projects which involve the provision of international freight forwarding services and operations.
Inland waterway transport is one of the most environmentally-friendly modes of transportation, and one which consumes less fuel than does road transportation. CO2 emissions for inland water vessels which are employed on freight-forwarding activities are almost 5.5 times lower than equivalent figures for road transportation services, while the main harmful substances – nitrogen oxides and hard particles – are almost seven and nine times lower respectively.
Inland waterways transportation is one of the most economical modes of transport available today. Inland waterways transportation reduces air pollution, negative climate change effects, noise emissions, habitat destruction, and congestion. Inland waterways transportation helps to resolve all of these problems while also making it possible to save money.
Oversized and heavy cargo transportation
Oversized or heavy cargoes are rated as loads which have weights or volume parameters which exceed the maximum allowed levels which are intended for their selected transportation modes (whether this is by road, railway, or aviation). Oversized and heavy loads which are intended for cargo transportation via inland waterways make it possible for us to avoid volume or weight restrictions. Inland waterways and inland waterway vessels can carry cargos of virtually any volume or weight.
Oversized and specialised cargo transportation is a complex process which requires technical equipment, permits, prior agreements, compliance with international requirements, and expert knowledge. The State-Owned Enterprise Inland Waterways Directorate has accumulated extensive experience in the field of oversized and specialised cargo transportation services.
If you would like to access further information about the technical options which are available, or wish to enquire about options regarding cargo transportation, please contact our specialists at the State-Owned Enterprise Inland Waterways Directorate.