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Workshop "Natural Gas for Inland Shipping", Strasbourg

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 07:26
A workshop on the challenges and options for the use of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Compressed Natural GAS (CNG) organised in the framework of the European Inland Barging Innovation Platform will take place on 21 June 2017 in Strasbourg, between 09:00 and 13:00.

Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfrohJTBuNyNu77bTbcCxKGmOSxUR9SJcBEqxi4ScSRvil-ew/viewform

Place: Le Vaisseau - 1 Bis Rue Philippe Dollinger, 67100 Strasbourg

Agenda:
  • Levers, limits and development strategy
  • Testimonials and feedback
  • Roundtables with european experts
  • Lunch and visit of Gambsheim Locks

Maritime Industry 2017, Gorinchem

Thursday, 27 April 2017 09:31
On 9 to 11 May 2017, Evenementental Gorinchem will host a brand new version of the Maritime Industry exhibition.
The Netherlands is Europe’s main maritime industry hub. Europe’s largest inland shipping fleet, as well as a broad range of ocean-going vessels can be found here. Netherland's harbour capacity is the largest in the world. During Maritime Industry, the whole nautical sector meets at the well of the water region for networking, creating a common ground for cooperation, and for keeping up with the latest industry trends and developments. In short, as an exhibitor, you get to meet a wide and full target audience, and simultaneously hear the latest in the sector.

Date       
9 – 11 May 2017
Time All days from 13.00 till 21.00
Venue “Maritime Industry 2017” Fair
Evenementenhal Gorinchem (booth 224 of Innovation Lab)
Franklinweg 2
4207 HZ Gorinchem
the Netherlands
Contact T: +31 (0) 183 680 680
E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Details http://booking.evenementenhal.nl/en/maritime-industry-go-2017/gorinchem

EU funded project DAPhNE officially kicked off in Budapest

Thursday, 23 February 2017 10:24
On 20 February 2017, the transnational DAPhNE project was officially launched in Budapest. The event brought together high level representatives from the European Federation of Inland Ports (Mr Alexander van den Bosch) and from the Hungarian Federation of Danube Ports (Mr Szalma Béla), as well as more than 50 experts and stakeholders with a dedicated interest in the Danube navigation and the development of Danube Ports.    

DAPhNE – initiated and coordinated by Pro Danube – aims to facilitate a balanced development of Danube Ports as eco-friendly, well accessible multimodal hubs for the transport system of the region and to turn Danube Ports into buzzing economic centres functioning as catalysts for economic growth and creation of high value jobs.

“DAPhNE facilitates Danube ports to become key-elements of a more efficient and sustainable transport network in the Danube region”, says Manfred Seitz, General Secretary of Pro Danube International

The project will establish a well-managed and permanent working platform which tackles the most urgent insufficiencies with the help of guidelines, recommendations and concrete pilot activities based on best practices and leading into an overall development strategy and action plan. The solutions elaborated by the consortium will be shared with more than 60 Danube ports as possible blueprints. Improved coordination and transnational integration achieved via pilot actions and common tools developed by private and public members of the port community will lead to joint solutions for revising and harmonizing port legislation, port administration and port management in the entire Danube region.

Ports from the Upper Danube will cooperate with those from the Central & Lower Danube to support them in improving the regulatory framework, as well as port management and port development practice. Best Practices, guidelines, recommendations and several tools will be developed and disseminated into the port community by establishing a Port Network in order to eliminate the gaps between the stakeholders, both from public and private sectors. Special attention will be paid to the improvement of the eco-performance of the ports in order to contribute to the ecological balance of the river and to improve the situation of the port municipalities.

About the project and the needs behind
“DAPhNE – Danube Ports Network” project is co-funded by European Union Funds (ERDF, IPA) under the Danube Transnational Programme and will run for 30 months (January 2017 – June 2019). The project is implemented by a transnational consortium of 16 co-funded organisations and 7 associated strategic partners (public authorities, consulting companies, universities and NGOs) from 9 European countries (AT, SK, HU, HR, RS, RO, BG, UK, MD). The project has a total budget of 2.985.406,15 Euro, out of which ERDF contribution amounts 2.415.219,42 Euro & IPA contribution amounts 122.375,77 Euro. More information is available at: www.interreg-danube.eu/daphne

Project Coordinator
Pro Danube International – Association for the promotion of transportation on the Danube, Handelskai 265, 1020, Vienna, Austria, www.prodanube.eu

Contact person
Raluca Danila, Pro Danube International, Project Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., +43 1 890 66 47 23

This is a common press release of Pro Danube International and the Hungarian Federation of Danube Ports. Any reproduction of parts of this press release or the entire usage of it shall be made with the consent of these organisations.

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EU funded project DANTE officially kicked off in Budapest

Monday, 20 February 2017 09:14
On 17 February 2017, the DANTE project aiming to improve administrative procedures and processes for Danube IWT was officially kicked off at the Danube Commission headquarters in Budapest. The event brought together representatives from the European Commission (Ms Desireé Oen, Policy Advisor to Rhine-Danube Coordinator, DG MOVE/B1) and from the Danube Commission (Mr Petar Margic, General Director) as well as more than 60 experts and stakeholders with a dedicated interest in the Danube navigation.

DANTE – initiated and coordinated by Pro Danube – aims at identifying and eliminating the administrative barriers for inland waterway transport (IWT) on the Danube & its navigable tributaries as a joint initiative of the private sector and the national public authorities responsible for these barriers. The project partners will develop good practices and guidelines for effective administration of IWT activities in relation to the identified barriers. One key element for the successful project implementation will be the development of a transnational IWT barrier reporting tool for collecting user experiences.

"Administrative barriers and related fees in the logistics of goods and passengers on the Danube & its navigable tributaries are major obstacles for wide-scale and efficient use of the river as main transport axis of the region. DANTE is one important step towards tackling, mitigating and abolishing the most important administrative barriers in a coordinated and transnationally integrated manner", says Alexandru Capatu, President of Pro Danube International.

By improving administrative procedures and by reducing bureaucratic processes as well as related charges & fees for IWT operations, DANTE aims for harmonized regulations and simplified administrative processes of transport & transhipment operations following the "Same River-Same Rules" concept of Pro Danube. This shall lead to better governance & management of this environmentally-friendly European core transport infrastructure and reduce the logistics costs of major industries depending on waterway transportation for their global competitiveness.

Background
"DANTE – Improving Administrative Procedures and Processes for Danube IWT" project is co-funded by European Union Funds (ERDF, IPA) under the Danube Transnational Programme and will run for 30 months (January 2017 – June 2019). It will be implemented by a transnational consortium of 16 co-funded organisations and 12 associated strategic partners (public authorities, consulting companies, universities and NGOs) from 10 European countries. The project has a total budget of 1.982.786,00 Euro, out of which ERDF contribution amounts 1.650.134,75 Euro & IPA contribution amounts 35.233,35 Euro. More information is available at: www.interreg-danube.eu/dante

The work of DANTE shall result in reduced time losses and costs caused by ineffective administrative regulations & processes which generate unnecessary financial burden for Danube businesses. This will be achieved in cooperative meetings with public authorities to develop and implement simplified administrative procedures & processes for IWT operations. DANTE outcomes shall strengthen the competitive position of companies using the Danube and its navigable tributaries in their logistic chain, thus contributing to economic growth and the creation of jobs in the region by increased efficient public administration. These achievements together can lead to a better position of inland waterway transport in the modal split by fostering the channelling of the growing transport demand into IWT as the environmentally-friendly low-carbon mode of transportation.

The work of DANTE shall result in reduced time losses and costs caused by ineffective administrative regulations & processes which generate unnecessary financial burden for Danube businesses. This will be achieved in cooperative meetings with public authorities to develop and implement simplified administrative procedures & processes for IWT operations. DANTE outcomes shall strengthen the competitive position of companies using the Danube and its navigable tributaries in their logistic chain, thus contributing to economic growth and the creation of jobs in the region by increased efficient public administration. These achievements together can lead to a better position of inland waterway transport in the modal split by fostering the channelling of the growing transport demand into IWT as the environmentally-friendly low-carbon mode of transportation.

Project Coordinator
Pro Danube International – Association for the promotion of transportation on the Danube, Handelskai 265, 1020, Vienna, Austria, www.prodanube.eu

Contact person
Ruxandra Florescu, Pro Danube International, Communication Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , +43 1 890 66 47 24

This is a common press release of Pro Danube International, the Danube Commission and the Bulgarian-Romanian Chamber of Commerce and industry. Any reproduction of parts of this press release or the entire usage of it shall be made with the consent of these organisations.


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