Project ID: PA1A059
The economic development of small and medium-sized Danube cities with ports of international importance and their participation in the economic circulation should be enhanced through the optimal utilisation of port development in the frame of enhancing waterway cargo transport on the Danube in a transnational context. The project paved the way for inland harbours of such cities to develop themselves in a coordinated, sustainable way with respect to their urban environment by utilising the logistical and multi-modal development capacities of their ports and port areas and by developing their ports in a harmonised manner. This way, small and medium sized cities and ports will find their position in the development of waterway cargo transport, which results in the specification and diversification of their logistical and multi-modal functions in a logistical network of Danube cities and ports. Stimulating cargo transport via inland waterways is one of the strategic EU aims on sustainable transport.
The overall aim of DaHar was to support the integration of inland navigation within the transport logistics chain by investigating and using the multimodality potentials of ports and port areas in middle-sized South-East European port cities along the Danube. As a result of the project, partner cities and their ports became more prepared to play a pivotal role in “priority networks” envisaged by the Green Paper on TEN-T (COM 2009)44.
The main project activities included:
This strategy building was supported by a (pro)active consensus building process to ensure the appropriate uptake of stakeholder inputs in the delivery of project outcomes.
The project results help improve policies related to logistics and multi-modal ports development and have an important contribution to the functional specialization of ports of small and medium-sized cities in the transport logistical chain, thus filling the gap between the functions and roles of these cities and those of large multimodal hubs.
The joint work in the frame of DaHar resulted in the elaboration of an integrated strategy defining functional specialization in the transport logistical chain. The development of such a strategy involved the relevant partners and stakeholders from policy-making, the industry and also research, aiming at finding agreed solutions to common challenges and opportunities, providing a governance mechanism for a common strategic approach, as well as for the implementation of concrete future actions and projects.
As a result of the project, the DaHar policy recommendations prepared were included in the Serbian Strategy of transport development from 2015 to 2025.
Direct target groups were actors that have a direct stake in the logistics development of ports, namely first-hand decision-makers in charge of port development (port authorities or (waterway) transport authorities or municipalities), port owners and port operators.
Indirect target groups included actors that would benefit from and contribute to the operation and services of ports and logistical centres, namely freight forwarders, shippers, shipping companies, operators of other transport modes, transport enterprises using transport services and representatives of industries. Logistic institutions, knowledge institutions and networks also belonged here as they are key players in promoting the widespread use of good practices.
Start date: 04/2011
End date: 03/2014
The project is already concluded.
Total budget: 1,966,100 EUR
EU funds: 1,441,430 EUR (European Regional Development Fund)
229,755 EUR (Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance)
funded by South East Europe Transnational Cooperation Programme (SEE) 2007 - 2013
National funds: amount unknown
Private funds: amount unknown
Project leader: Municipality of Dunaújváros / Hungary (website: www.dunaujvaros.hu)
Address: Városház tér 1, 2400 Dunaújváros / Hungary
Contact person: László Rédli (Municipality of Dunaújváros)
Contact data: firstname.lastname@example.org; +36 25 285 940
Inland harbours of small and medium–sized cities along the Danube could become key economic players via:
Data provided by: Gabriela Pamfil (Maritime Danube Ports Administration SA Galati, Romania) - 10.10.2011
Last update by: László Rédli (Municipality of Dunaújváros, Hungary) - 16.06.2014