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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.

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Real two-way cargo traffic in Ukrainian humanitarian corridor

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Update: Anti-mine operation in Black Sea by Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey

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Critically low level of Danube River near Bulgaria’s Ruse

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Sea mine reports do not scare ships heading to Ukraine’s Danube and Black Sea ports

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New unconfirmed reports of a ship hitting a mine off Romania’s coast

Sulina, Romania (PortSEurope) October 16, 2023 – A Liberian-flagged oil products tanker Ali Najafov (6,620 DWT) reportedly hit a mine on October 15 off...

€24 million of aid for Romania’s Danube River and Black Sea ports

Brussels, Belgium (PortSEurope) October 15, 2023 – The European Commission (EC) has approved up to €24 million in aid for Romania to support...

Ports of Ravenna and Giurgiulesti discuss cooperation

Ravenna, Italy (PortSEurope) October 12, 2023 – Last week, a meeting took place of representatives of the Port and the City of Ravenna at the Embassy of...

No financing for Bulgaria’s second intermodal terminal in Ruse

Ruse, Bulgaria (PortSEurope) October 8, 2023 – Bulgaria’s Danube River port city of Ruse has protested to the government for the exclusion of the project...

Turkish ship hit a mine in Black Sea near Romania

Sulina, Romania (PortSEurope) October 6, 2023 – Turkish-flagged general cargo ship Kafkametler reportedly hit a sea mine in the Black Sea 11 nautical miles...

International companies to assist Ukrainian Danube Shipping Company

Vienna, Austria (PortSEurope) October 4, 2023 – The international consulting companies Royal HaskoningDHV and Baker McKenzie have joined the Ukrainian...

Ukrainian Danube Shipping Company joins river discussions

Bratislava, Slovakia (PortSEurope) October 4, 2023 – The Ukrainian Danube Shipping Company (DSC) has participated in the “Conference of Directors...

Romania wants to buy Moldova’s inland port of Giurgiulesti

Bucharest, Romania (PortSEurope) October 2, 2023 – The Prime Minister of Romania, Marcel Ciolacu, has said that Romania should purchase the Moldovan...

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Danube Orlivka ferry complex attacked

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Another Russian drone attack against the grain port of Izmail

Izmail, Ukraine (Ports Europe) September 26, 2023 – A third major Russian drone attack in three weeks early on September 26 damaged grain infrastructure in...

Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Kubrakov visits Brussels

Brussels, Belgium (Ports Europe) September 25, 2023 – Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov has visited Brussels and held talks with...

Constanta port will modernise its roads, water and electricity infrastructure

Constanta, Romania (Ports Europe) September 25, 2023 – A 300 million euro project for the modernisation of Romania’s Black Sea port of Constanta was...

Update: No mine involved in cargo ship explosion in Black Sea

Sulina, Romania (Ports Europe) September 24, 2023 – No floating naval mine was involved in the explosion on September 20 that damaged and practically sunk...

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