BASIC PROJECT DATA
Project ID: PA1A141
Project website: www.portslovakia.com
NEED AND ADDED VALUE FOR THE DANUBE REGION STRATEGY
The Danube is the second-largest river in Europe. The port of Komárom located at river km 1,767 of the Danube, in the proximity of both Bratislava and Budapest, is a crossroad for flows and transhipment of freight between inland waterway, rail and road transport. It is an inland waterway core port located on a pre-identified section of the Rhine – Danube Core Network Corridor. Its development, in line with the project related to the construction of the bridge linking the Hungarian port of Komárom and the Slovak port of Komárno, will contribute to enhance the connections between different modes of transport allowing an increase of freight handled along the Slovak–Hungarian sections of the Danube and the overall Rhine-Danube core network corridor.
OBJECTIVE(S) OF THE PROJECT
The proposed Action entails preparing a master plan and a feasibility study for the future expansion and modernization of the port of Komárno. Both will serve as a decision-making tool for the selection of the best options for future expansion and modernization. In the long term, the Action will contribute to increase the port’s intermodal capacity, improve the services, enhance interoperability, support modal shift, increase safety, decongest the city of Komárno, and reduce CO2 emissions, noise and air pollution.
The preparation of the Master Plan and the Feasibility study for the development of the Port of Komárno will be coordinated with the “Master Plan and feasibility study for the development of the TEN-T ports, including Komarom Port” along the Hungarian section of the Danube (PA1A142).
PLANNED PROJECT ACTIVITIES
- Delivery of the Master plan of the public Port of Komárno
- Delivery of the Feasibility Study
Danube countries, increase in the inland water transport mode as one of the environmentally friendly transport modes. The modal shift can have positive impact on the overall transport relations.
PROJECT BENEFICIARIES / TARGET GROUPS
- Port operators
- Port tenants
- Forwarding companies
STATUS AND TIMEFRAME
Start date: 01.09.2016
End date: 31.10.2019
Total budget: 673,100 EUR
EU funds: 572,135 EUR are being funded by Connecting Europe Facility 2014-2020
Private funds: 100,965 EUR
PROJECT CROSS – REFERENCE
The project addresses key priorities of the European Union transport policy such as:
- Europe 2020, strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth: to comply with reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20% (or even 30%, if the conditions are right) compared to 1990, reduce energy consumption by 20% through increased energy efficiency, to meet 20% of energy needs from renewable sources
- The White Paper on Transport – 2030/2050 perspective (2010) & Single Market Act II: emphasize the need for well-connected port infrastructure, efficient and reliable port services and transparent port funding
- Ports: an engine for growth; COM (2013) 295 final; setting up the EU strategy needed to help ports implement good practices and sound managerial approaches while fully respecting diversity and particular circumstances
- Strategic plan for the Development of the Transport Infrastructure in the Slovak republic until 2030
- Conception on the Development of the Public Ports
- White Book of Transport
OTHER RELEVANT ISSUES
FOLLOW – UP PROJECT
Projection and physical implementation of the activities.
Data provided by: Zuzana Šebestová (Ministry of Transport, Construction and Regional Development, Slovakia) – 22.08.2017