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The website of the Bundesverband der Deutschen Binnenschifffahrt e.V. (BDB, Federal Association of German Inland Water Transportation) provides information on all aspects of inland navigation like the Association’s structure, goals, and ambitions or like current political decisions.


BDB has also announced the launch of a recruitment advertising campaign (“Be your own captain”). Together with partners from seven nations, BDB has developed a “toolbox” within the framework of the EU research project PLATINA (Platform for the Implementation of NAIADES) to specifically promote jobs in the inland navigation branch.
www.becaptain.eu / en.html

Be Your Own Captain: www.becaptain.eu/de.html


The Electronic Waterways Information System provides a wealth of information about German waterways.