Danubius International Conferences, 10th International Conference The Danube - Axis of European Identity

Lower Danube Ports Development and Opportunities

Andra Luciana Marcu, Alina Beatrice Raileanu
Last modified: 2020-06-15


 Inland waterways and maritime transport network consists of two equally important elements: links and nodes. For an efficient and reliable functioning of the transport network both elements must be equally developed and harmonized. This paper aims to provide a comprehensive image of the status of the port infrastructure in the Danube area and clarify questions related to the usage, port development and rehabilitation plans and infrastructure gaps. For the purposes of transforming the Danube area ports into efficient and reliable logistics nodes, infrastructure gaps need to be dealt with in a coordinated manner, which needs to be embedded in the resulting common strategy and action plan for port development in the Danube area.