7,2 million tons of transport volume on the Austrian Danube, 6,1 million tons of waterside transshipment at the Austrian Danube ports – the data from 2018 clearly confirm: The distinctive low water period of last year’s summer and autumn was a burden for the Danube being primarily a challenge for the area of goods transport. While transport and transshipment fell by one quarter, the passenger navigation remained stable (-0.4%) and was even able to record a slight plus with about 465,000 passengers (+3.3%) in the field of river cruises. In 2018 the waterway Danube in Austria was available on every single day, at the same time remaining accessible – not least due to focused proactive activities of the waterway management by viadonau. Thus, for example, a proactive improvement of critical shallow sections and an optimization of existing hydraulic engineering in a nature-friendly way were achieved with dredgings in the ford areas Rote Werd and Trauschütt.
How the development of inland navigation at the Austrian Danube looked like in detail in 2018 and also exciting trends regarding groups of goods, modal split, fairway depths, locking of ships and many other factors can now be brought to home screens, tablets or smartphones. Click here to download.
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18. 06. 2019