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Inland Ports & Waterways

The activities of inland commercial ports & waterways, including rivers and canals. Includes inland port development and waterway cargo traffic numbers. For example, the Danube river which passes through or touches the borders of 10 countries: Romania, Hungary, Serbia, Austria, Germany, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Croatia, Ukraine and Moldova.

Nibulon will start using ships of Ukrainian Danube Shipping

Izmail, Ukraine (Ports Europe) July 18, 2024 – Local agricultural company Nibulon will start using ships of Ukrainian Danube Shipping (UDS) for inland...

European Commission announces seaport investments, CEF

Brussels, Belgium (Ports Europe) July 18, 2024 – The European Commission has selected 134 transport projects to receive over €7 billion through the...

Serbia plans to revive Danube port of Prahovo

Belgrade, Serbia (Ports Europe) July 16, 2024 – Serbia will invest 36 million euros in the country’s Danube River port of Prahovo, Minister of...

Tender for modernisation of Galati river-sea port

Galati, Romania (Ports Europe) July 7, 2024 – Romania’s Compania Nationala Administratia Porturilor Dunarii Maritime published on July 3 a tender...

Efficiency of five lower Danube ports – study

Katowice, Poland (Ports Europe) July 6, 2024 – From five lower Danube River ports analysed in the period 2014-2021, none reached the maximum efficiency...

Kanal Istanbul faces legal setback

Istanbul, Turkey (Ports Europe) July 5, 2024 – The zoning plan for a section of the planned Kanal Istanbul project is not in accordance with the law,...

Bulgaria-Romania Danube River ferry restored after 20 years

Ruse, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) June 28, 2024 – Bulgaria and Romania will restore the ferry service between the two countries across the Danube River by the...

FDR: Insurance issue for Dutch and Europe’s inland waterways

Rotterdam, Netherlands (Ports Europe) June 21, 2024 – European inland waterways face a crisis that could have major consequences for shipowners,...

Turkey: Vessel traffic through Bosporus & Canakkale Straits, Q1 24

Ankara, Turkey (Ports Europe) May 28, 2024 – The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure has published traffic numbers of vessels passing through the...

Key ports face delays in container ships’ handling

Singapore (Ports Europe) May 8, 2024 – Key global ports experience delays of up to one week in the handling of container and other cargo ships, mostly...

Rensen-Driessen contracts Romania’s Orsova for two vessels

Bucharest, Romania (Ports Europe) April 24, 2024 – The Netherlands’ Rensen-Driessen Shipbuilding has signed a contract with Romanian...

FT: Western Mediterranean container ports congested by Red Sea crisis

Algeciras, Spain (Ports Europe) April 23, 2024 – Container ports around the Western Mediterranean are nearing full capacity, raising the risk of higher...

Ukraine wants to re-energise Danube River cargo market

London, United Kingdom (Ports Europe) April 22, 2024 – State-owned Ukrainian Danube Shipping Company (UDSC) is planning to re-energise the flagging...

Better outlook for Suez and Panama canals

Suez, Egypt (Ports Europe) April 20, 2024 – It increasingly looks like the Suez and the Panama canals will become again the global key sailing routes. It is...

“Sailing from Constanta Port to Linz Port”

Vienna, Austria (Ports Europe) April 16, 2024 – The event “Sailing from the Port of Constanța to the Port of Linz” took place in Vienna on...

IMB report underscores Somali shipping piracy

London, United Kingdom (Ports Europe) April 11, 2024 – The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has published a report, “Piracy and Armed Robbery...

What is the relationship between inland waterways and seaports?

Vienna, Austria (Ports Europe) March 26, 2024 – Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine started in February 2022, we have heard more about inland waterways...

German inland cargo shipping will hit a new all-time low in 2023

Berlin, Germany (Ports Europe) March 26, 2024 – In 2023, inland waterways in Germany transported -5.9% fewer goods than in the previous year, according...

EFIP members discuss developing inland ports

Paris, France (Ports Europe) March 25, 2024 – Today, EFIP members met in Paris for their annual General Assembly meeting. It was hosted by HAROPA PORT...

Ukrainian Danube Shipping plans combined transport service

Kiev, Ukraine (Ports Europe) March 20, 2024 – PJSC Ukrainian Danube Shipping Company (UDP) plans to offer a combined transport service at a single rate...

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