Finished! viadonau has completed the upgrades of the public mooring place “Trockengutlände Linz-Mitte” (km 2129.22 –2128.90). The modernised berth is now available for mooring of commercial vessels. The mooring place has been selected for modernisation works due to prior surveys conducted with commercial vessel operators, where requirements for upgrading measures have been identified.
As of now, the mooring place “Trockengutlände Linz-Mitte” offers 14 dolphins, two access bridges for the ship's crews and one access bridge to tranship a car. The upgrades enable safe mooring, while the access bridges for the ship's crew and their cars increase mobility and minimise the risk of accidents. In general, the increased quality of the mooring place improves the planning of resting and travelling times. In order to contribute to the achievement of the current climate goals, the public mooring place Linz will be equipped with shore power in the near future in order to minimize the use of on-board generators.
The modernization of the public mooring place in Linz is being carried out as part of the “FAIRway works! in the Rhine-Danube Corridor“ co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) of the European Union. FAIRway works! is a joint project by Austria and Serbia with the aim to improve the waterway infrastructure along the Danube in these two countries.
One of the project goals is to sustainably improve the supply and quality of public mooring places in Austria for commercial shipping. This is important, as berths enable the sector to comply to legally required resting times. Public mooring places enable the ships’ crews to conduct necessary crew changes or shore leaves, while they also offer safe anchorage in the event of emergencies and accidents.
In addition to the modernization of the mooring place in Linz, the public berth in Wildungsmauer will be upgraded. After the construction works, the mooring place will offer the necessary infrastructure for commercial cargo shipping. In a further step, the public mooring place in Vienna (Brigittenau II) will be modernized according to the requirements of the sector.