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Danube Ports Day 2020 held

Representatives of Port Governance Agency participated in the online conference ‘’Danube Ports Day 2020’’, held in the framework of the DIONYSUS projects. The conference gathered representatives from Pro Danube International, viadonau, EFIP, Ennshafen Port.

The Danube Ports Day annual events are meant to continue the well-established practice in the DAPHNE project by holding events dedicated to port affairs providing insights into the policy framework and concrete examples of development works and projects as well as to trigger future key actions meant to place Danube Region ports as ideal locations for setting up businesses relying on waterborne infrastructure.

This 2020 event enabled a structured discussion on port development opportunities touching on topics such as shore side electricity and integrated logistics. Shore-side electricity, which allows ships to turn off their engines and plug into an electrical grid while at berth, has been steadily growing in popularity as a reliable solution to cutting emissions as well as reducing noise and vibration. First-hand information were provided based on the results of several EU & national funded projects. In relation to the second topic, participants from Romania, Moldova and Hungary introduced their logistics solutions to efficiently accommodate intermodal transport to and from their ports.