Transports on the Danube have an average transport distance of approximately 600 km and are mostly transboundary. International cooperation is therefore essential for a harmonised waterway management. Within the framework of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region the transport ministers of all riparian states signed joint declarations on effective waterway management in 2012 and 2014. Within EU co-financed projects the waterway administrations enhance their cooperation. Next steps include the common definition and joint implementation of quality parameters for waterway maintenance, in order to improve the predictability of transports and thereby increase customer satisfaction. This would result in a major competitive advantage for Austrian enterprises active in the Danube region.
Customer satisfaction regarding waterway infrastructure
Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation
Waterway administrations along the Danube
28. 09. 2017