transport, freight, inland waterways, barge, UPR, ecoinvent 3.6, Undefined

ISIC4 categories:
H:Transportation and storage/50:Water transport/502:Inland water transport/5022:Inland freight water transport
GLO - Global
Reference year: 1998 - 2000

Location: GLO - Global
Based on "transport, freight, inland waterways, barge, RER 2000". Inventory refers to the entire transport life cycle. Port infrastructure expenditures and environmental interventions are allocated based the yearly throughput (0.14). Vessel manufacturing is allocated based on the total kilometric performance (1'240'000km) and its transport performance (1000/unit). The energy use and combustion emissions data represent the transport of good with a barge with a carrying capacity not less than 50 tonnes operating on inland waterways.
Undefined unit processes (UPRs) are the unlinked, multi-product activity datasets that form the basis for all of the system models available in the ecoinvent database. This is the way the datasets are obtained and entered into the database by the data providers. These activity datasets are useful for investigating the environmental impacts of a specific activity (gate-to-gate), without regard to its upstream or downstream impacts.


diesel engine technology. The data of the energy use and combustion emissions represent a barge navigates in inland waterways (strecht of water, not part of the sea) and with the capacity of not less than 50 tonnes. The fuel used is exclusively diesel. Exhaust emissions from inland waterway vessels - predominately powered by diesel engines - are characterized by similar emission profiles as diesel engines of heavy duty vehicles. For heavy metal emissions are employed the same figures as for hevy-duty vehicle diesel engines.

Process type
Supported nomenclature
ecoinvent 3.6
LCI modeling approach
Before modeling
Multifunctional modeling
Aggregation type
Data provider
Review status
For sale

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