Ports and Sustainable Freight Transport

Ports and Sustainable Freight Transport

Actions on ports and sustainable freight transport

The following actions for achieving the targets regarding ports and sustainable freight transport in the Danube region are specified in the Action Plan (SEC(2010) 1489 final) which accompanies the Communication of the European Commission on the European Union Strategy for the Danube Region (COM(2010) 715 final) of 8.12.2010:

  • To develop ports in the Danube river basin into multimodal logistics centres
    Key tasks: draft coordinated and harmonised development concept for multimodal ports; involve Danube countries and relevant stakeholders; elaborate or review national port development plans for integration into local and regional development strategies

  • To promote sustainable freight transport in the Danube Region
    Key tasks: establish intermodal interfaces (ports) especially between inland navigation and railway freight transport, thus helping increase multimodal freight transport


Projects and project ideas

Aimed at the implementation of the above-mentioned actions, the following projects and project ideas have been reported to or identified by the Priority Area Coordinators:


Ports on the Danube:

Building a Green Energy and Logistics Belt - ENERGY BARGE (Status: 28/10/2015)

Romania: Fixed and mobile infrastructure for safe operations & environmental protection in Constanta Port - PROTECT (Status: 29/01/2016)

Romania: Constanta Green Port (Status: 29/01/2016)

Croatia: Reconstruction of the Port of Vukovar - New Port East (Status: 26/03/2013)

Romania: Rehabilitation and modernization of port infrastructure in the Port of Brăila (Status: 13/09/2011)

Romania: Rehabilitation and modernization of port infrastructure in the Port of Galaţi (Status: 13/09/2011)

Romania: Ro-Ro terminal in the Port of Galaţi (Status: 14/03/2012)

Romania: Bulk terminal in the Port of Galaţi (Status: 14/03/2012)

Romania: Rehabilitation and modernization of port infrastructure in the Port of Tulcea (Status: 13/09/2011)

Romania: Modernization of port infrastructure in the Port of Cernavodă (Status: 13/09/2011)

Romania: Modernization of port infrastructure in the Port of Călăraşi (Status: 13/09/2011)

Romania: Modernization of port infrastructure in the Port of Giurgiu (Status: 13/09/2011)

Romania: High-performance GREEN PORT GIURGIU (Status: 02/04/2013)

Romania: High Performance Green Port Giurgiu Stage II - Construction (Status: 23/01/2015)

Romania: Rehabilitation and development of port infrastructure in the Port of Olteniţa (Status: 13/09/2011)

Romania: Modernization of port infrastructure in the Port of Calafat (Status: 13/09/2011)

Romania: Modernization of port infrastructure in the Port of Drobeta Turnu Severin (Status: 13/09/2011)

Romania: Modernization of port infrastructure in the Port of Moldova Veche (Status: 13/09/2011)


Ports on tributaries and canals:

Croatia: Construction of bulk cargo terminal in the Port of Osijek (Status: 05/05/2014)

Croatia: Building and reconstruction of the south quay - Phase I - in the Port of Osijek (Status: 28/03/2013)

Croatia: Building and reconstruction of the south quay - Phase II - in the Port of Osijek (Status: 28/03/2013)

Romania: Completion of the North breakwater in the Port of Constanţa (Status: 13/09/2011)

Romania: Development of the railways capacity in the river-maritime area of the Port of Constanţa (Status: 13/09/2011)

Romania: Road bridge at km 0+540 of the Danube–Black Sea Canal and the works related to the road and access infrastructure for the Port of Constanţa (Status: 13/09/2011)

Romania: Constanţa South Bridge (Status: 13/09/2011)

Romania: Multi-modal infrastructure platform for hydro-carbons in the Port of Constanta - MAINTopiC (Status: 12/02/2015)


Sustainable freight transport:

Green Danube Ports (GETUP) (Status: 26/04/2012)

Danube Inland Harbour Development (DaHar) (project completed)

Upgrading of Inland Waterway and Sea Ports (INWAPO) (Status: 11/01/2012)

To develop container transport on the Danube (project example in EUSDR Action Plan)

Ukraine: Onshore automobile Ferry crossing complex Izmail - Tulcea (FLITUR) (Status: 12/04/2013)