International Safety Guide for Inland Navigation Tank-barges and Terminals

International Safety Guide for Inland Navigation Tank-barges and Terminals (ISGINTT)

Improving Safety at the Ship - Shore Interface

The purpose of ISGINTT is to improve safe transport of dangerous goods at the interface of inland tank barges with other vessels or shore facilities (terminals). The intention is not to replace or to amend current legal requirements, but to provide additional recommendations. ISGINTT is the result of best practices as recommended by the participating industry associations. The safety guide is compatible with international maritime guidance for sea going vessels (e.g. “International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals (ISGOTT)”, “Liquefied Gas Handling Principles on Ships and in Terminals”).

The project was initiated in January 2006 by the CCNR, the Central Commission for Navigation on the Rhine, and OCIMF, the Oil Companies International Marine Forum, and has involved all industry associations concerned with the transport of dangerous goods on European inland waterways. In 2007 SIGTTO, the Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators joined the project.

A first edition of the guide was published in 2010 and a second edition was published in 2023.

The implementation of the safety guide is recommended by the participating industry organisations with the necessary political support by the CCNR. In order to ensure wide-spread use of the guide, the first edition is available in English and in the working languages of the CCNR, i.e. Dutch, French and German. Consideration is being given to a possible translation of the second edition into these 3 languages, in addition to English.


  • CCNR

Participating Industry Associations

  • EBU
  • ESO
  • ESPO
  • FuelsEurope