In inland navigation - as in all other transport sectors - exists an ever-growing need for information exchange. Of particular importance is the exchange of traffic and transport related information that contributes to increased safety and efficiency of inland waterway transport.
River Information Services (River Information Services) are the harmonized information services to support traffic and transport management in inland navigation, including interfaces to other transport modes. RIS have the goal of a safe and efficient transport process and thus contribute to an intensive use of inland waterways. RIS do not deal with internal commercial activities between carriers, but are open for connections to the commercial sector.