SUK Conference (2023)

The fourth joint meeting of the bodies responsible for the inspection of inland navigation vessels was held in Zagreb from September 26 to 28, 2023. This meeting, organised under the auspices of the European Committee for drawing up Standards in the field of Inland Navigation (CESNI), follows on from the meetings in Budapest (2008), Wroclaw (2012) and Vienna (2018).
More than 80 experts from 13 CESNI Member States, as well as an Observer State, a representative of the European Commission, classification societies, industry associations and river commissions discussed numerous questions on the practical application of the technical requirements for inland waterway vessels in Europe.
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Welcome speeches, Tuesday 26 September

  • Duška Kunštek, Croatian Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure EN
  • Ivan Bilić-Prcić, Croatian Register of Shipping (CRS) EN
  • Marta Wolska, European Commission EN
  • Raphaël Wisselmann, Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine (CCNR) EN


Presentations, Wednesday 27 September

  • Navigation on Sava River, Dragan Zeljko, International Sava River Basin Commission EN
  • Overview of the amendements introduced in ES-TRIN 2023, Benjamin Boyer, CESNI Secretariat EN


Pooling of the results achieved in small groups and discussion, Thursday 28 September