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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.

Local court cancels zoning plans for Kanal Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey (Ports Europe) February 16, 2024 – On February 13, 2024, the Istanbul 11th Administrative Court cancelled the development plan of the...

The success wartime story of Ukraine’s Danube ports

Izmail, Ukraine (Ports Europe) February 13, 2024 – In the face of a concerted effort to cripple Ukraine’s port infrastructure, the country’s Danube...

EU delegation visits Suez Canal Economic Zone

Cairo, Egypt (Ports Europe) February 13, 2024 – A European Commission delegation headed by the Director General for the Taxation and Customs Union DG...

Renewed Russian drone attacks against Ukraine’s Danube ports

Izmail, Ukraine (Ports Europe) February 12, 2024 – Russia again attacked with Iranian-made drones during the night of February 10 Ukrainian Danube River...

25.5% of Astrakhan port given to Russia’s military behemoth Rostec

Astrakhan, Russia (Ports Europe) February 9, 2024 – Russia continues to reorient its economy towards a war footing. The latest move is to transfer a...

Update: Cargo drop in Ukraine’s Danube ports after the Black Sea reopened

Kyiv, Ukraine (Ports Europe) February 6, 2024 – Ukraine’s Danube River ports handled almost 6.5 times more cargo in 2023, compared to the 5 million tonnes...

Two Bulgaria’s intermodal terminals projects expected to progress

Ruse, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) February 5, 2024 – Plans to build intermodal terminals near Bulgaria’s Danube River port of Ruse and the country’s main...

New FESCO container terminal on Volga River

Sviyazhsk, Russia (Ports Europe) February 5, 2024 – FESCO, one of the largest transport and logistics companies in Russia, the Ministry of Transport of...

RomPortMet port modernisation

Galati, Romania (Ports Europe) February 5, 2024 – Romania’s steel producer Liberty Galati, a subsidiary of the British Liberty Steel, and the largest...

83,900 ships crossed Bosphorus and Dardanelles Straits in 2023

Istanbul, Turkey (Ports Europe) February 3, 2024 – The Turkish Straits were crossed by 83,900 vessels in 2023, the General Directorate for Maritime...

Turkmenistan to build ships for shrinking Caspian Sea

Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan (Ports Europe) February 1, 2024 – Under pressure from the shrinking Caspian Sea, Turkmenistan’s Balkan shipbuilding and ship...

Astrakhan is a centre of Russia’s Caspian logistics

Astrakhan, Russia (Ports Europe) January 30, 2024 – Hard pressed by Western sanctions, Russia is trying to find alternative transport routes towards...

Update: Bulgaria slows down NATO’s Aegean-Danube route

Sofia, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) January 28, 2024 – One of the questions that worries NATO’s military strategists is how to get from the Aegean Sea...

UNCTAD alarm about Red and Black Seas and Panama Canal

Geneva, Switzerland (Ports Europe) January 27, 2024 – The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has raised profound concerns over...

Moldova’s Giurgiulesti port handled 2.17 mln tonnes of cargo in 2023

Giurgiulesti, Moldova (Ports Europe) January 25, 2024 – Moldova’s only port of Giurgiulesti on the Danube River handled 18.6% more cargo in 2023...

Red Sea crisis affecting Italian ports

Rome, Italy (Ports Europe) January 25, 2024 – A report by ISPI (Institute for International Political Studies) says that Italian ports are now affected...

EC funds study for a third bridge between Bulgaria and Romania

Brussels, Belgium (Ports Europe) January 22, 2024 – The Russian invasion of Ukraine has finally forced the European Commission (EC) to approve financing for...

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