Bureau Telematica Binnenvaart (BTB) is a self-supporting, independent private organisation, linked to the combined Dutch inland shipping branch organisations. BTB operates as an executive agency for the industrial board in the field of Information- and Communication Technology (ICT) for inland waterborne transport. Main goal is the promotion of useful ICT for inland shipping being a link in the chain of transportation. As a partner of the Dutch government BTB plays a vital role in the introduction of River Information Services. This includes things like electronic reporting, Inland AIS, Inland ECDIS, Notices To Skippers, ERI Expert Groups etcetera.