Strengthening environmentally friendly and safe modes of transport, such as inland waterway transport, is one of the key objectives of the European and Austrian transport policy. This policy is reflected in a number of corresponding funding programmes.

Fleet modernising, new transhipment equipment or integrating inland navigation into transport chains - viadonau advises and supports shipping companies, ports, logistics service providers and the manufacturing industry in obtaining financial support for their inland waterway transport projects.

The most important programmes at a glance:

An overview of available funding schemes for inland waterway transport is available in the European Online Database. Suitable funding schemes for research and innovation projects are available in the Förderkompass research support database (available only in German).