viadonau, economy

In the course of the transformation of the European transport network, new opportunities are also opening up. One particularly promising one is called "Danube", and its flow direction is clearly the future. From 9 to 12 May at the transport logistic trade fair in Munich, viadonau and the Austrian Danube ports will finally be able to demonstrate once again the wide-ranging know-how with which business and shipping can secure this future. In addition to numerous topics, innovation is of course the central point: which propulsion systems and energy sources will give the inland vessel of tomorrow the necessary boost and how can rail and inland navigation together combine and use their environmental protection potential even better? Experts from viadonau, the ports of Linz, Enns, Krems, Vienna and WienCont as well as from rail and shipping sector are looking forward to providing the latest findings at the world's leading trade fair for transport and logistics.

transport logistic exhibition 2019, viadonau & IGÖD stand

transport logistic 2019, photo: © viadonau/Fotostudio Heusler

Insights which will be provided, for example, by a programme highlight which together with rail representatives will focus on opportunities and perspectives for even closer customised cooperation between rail and barge, emphasizing effective synergies for a more climate-friendly overall transport system.

Additionally, the "Wasserstoff-Brunch" (Hydrogen Brunch) will also offer a lot of input, based on the central question of what will literally drive inland navigation in the upcoming years under the increasing pressure of climate change. Recommendation from the "topics menu": New propulsion concepts and energy sources as well as flagship projects by young experts demonstrating the potential of alternative propulsion ideas – such as the use of fuel cells and new types of ship engines – at the stand of viadonau and the Austrian Danube ports. 

First samples that will whet your appetite for more – be there, 9 to 12 May, at transport logistic 2023 at Messe München, following the motto: „Treffpunkt Donau: Wasserstraße & Logistik“ ("Meeting Point Danube: Waterway & Logistics"). You bring curiosity and interest – we bring the Danube know-how. We are looking forward to finally shaking many hands again.