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Danube River

The Danube River is the second-longest river in Europe, after the Volga in Russia. It flows through much of Central and Southeastern Europe, from the Black Forest south into the Black Sea. In the 21st century, it connects ten European countries, running through their territories or marking a border. Originating in Germany, the Danube flows southeast for 2,850 km (1,770 mi), passing through or bordering Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, and Ukraine. Among the many cities on the river are four national capitals: Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, and Belgrade. Its drainage basin amounts to 817,000 km² and extends into nine more countries.

Today, 2,415 km (1,501 mi) of its total length are navigable. The Danube is linked to the North Sea via the Rhine–Main–Danube Canal, connecting the Danube at Kelheim with the Main at Bamberg. The river is also an important source of hydropower and drinking water.

Navigation is monitored by the Danube Commission.

Bulgaria-Greece port railway connection project needs investment of €5 billion

Kavala, Greece (Ports Europe) September 6, 2017 – Bulgaria’s transport minister Ivaylo Moskovski has said the total investment in the railway...

Bulgarian PM says port link project with Greece will boost energy, transport, tourist sectors

Kavala, Greece (Ports Europe) September 6, 2017 – Bulgaria’s prime minister Boyko Borisov has said the launch of a railway connection between...

New railway connection agreement between Greece and Bulgaria

Kavala, Greece (Ports Europe) September 6, 2017 – A memorandum of understanding between Bulgaria and Greece for a new railway connection will be signed...

Ville Forte Ukraine exports LPG from Izmail port for first time

Izmail, Ukraine (Ports Europe) August 10, 2017 – Ukrainian company Ville Forte Ukraine has sent the first shipment of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from...

Constanta port increases grain handling

Constanta, Romania (Ports Europe) August 13, 2017 – The National Company of Maritime Ports Administration (CNAPM) Constanta SA estimates for 2017 a...

Six port multimodal corridor between Greece and Bulgaria

Thessaloniki, Greece (PortSEurope) July 17, 2017 – By the end of July, Greece and Bulgaria will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the...

Bulgaria and Greece to build a multimodal corridor between Black Sea, Aegean Sea and Danube

Sofia, Bulgaria (PortSEurope) July 6, 2017 – Bulgaria and Greece have announced that they plan to extend the multimodal transport corridor between the...

Over 30 shipping agencies use Single Window from the start of the Bulgarian system

Burgas, Bulgaria (PortSEurope) June 25, 2017 – Over 30 shipping agencies with nearly 100 users use the services of the electronic document processing...

TEN-T – Connecting Europe – Core network corridors

Brussels, Belgium (PortSEurope) June 19, 2017 – TEN-T (Trans-European Transport Networks) envisages coordinated improvements to primary roads, railways,...

Metrans opens new rail hub in Budapest linking north and south Europe

Budapest, Hungary (PortSEurope) June 15, 2017 – Metrans, the intermodal subsidiary of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), is further expanding its...

Ukraine’s UDP to invest $50 million in fleet modernisation

Odessa, Ukraine (PortSEurope) May 31, 2017 – Ukrainian Danube Shipping Company (PJSC UDP) plans to invest $50 million (€44.5 million) in the renovation of...

Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company presents e-governance systems

Burgas, Bulgaria (PortSEurope) May 14, 2017 – Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company (BPI Co.) has presented as examples of best practices in...

Developing Danube usage could help Constanta port

Constanta, Romania (Ports Europe) March 30, 2017 – Karla Peijs EU Coordinator Corridor of the Rhine-Danube said that making the Danube river navigable...

Danube-Black Sea Gateway Region – multiport gateway region project started

Sofia, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) March 27, 2017 – More than 60 experts from central and eastern Europe took part in the Kick-Off Conference on the...

Constanta organises conference to analyse Danube cargo traffic

Constanta, Romania (Ports Europe) March 1, 2017 – Constanta port management company Compania Națională Administrația Porturilor Maritime SA Constanța...

Bulgarian competition regulator cancels Vidin port concession

Vidin, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) February 28, 2017 – Bulgarian competition authority has cancelled a 35-year concession of the South Container Terminal at...

Montenegro to connect Bar port to TEN-T

Bar, Montenegro (Ports Europe) February 28, 2017 – The Montenegrin government aims to connect the country to the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) by...

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