Preparing FAIRway 2 works in the Rhine Danube Corridor

Transnational project (AT, HR, RS) “FAIRway works!” clusters and implements the most mature waterway-related initiatives in the corridor at this point in time. It represents a major step in the implementation of the Corridor Work Plan and will trigger additional investments (e.g. mooring infrastructures in other Danube countries). “FAIRway works!” contributes to different objectives by reducing infrastructure quality gaps and improves efficiency (e.g. Iron Gate lock, improved fairway marking, high-quality mooring places), increasing sustainability (through fostering inland navigation as such, increasing its capacity and reducing travel times for marking trips, offering shore side electricity) and increasing the benefits for its users (quality and availability of mooring places, increased safety at locks, improved surveying information and improved fairway marking).

FAIRway works! in the Rhine-Danube Corridor

National project (AT) “FAIRway works!” clusters and implements the most mature waterway-related initiatives in the corridor at this point in time. It represents a major step in the implementation of the Corridor Work Plan and will trigger additional investments (e.g. mooring infrastructures in other Danube countries). “FAIRway works!” contributes to different objectives by reducing infrastructure quality gaps and improves efficiency (e.g. Iron Gate lock, improved fairway marking, high-quality mooring places), increasing sustainability (through fostering inland navigation as such, increasing its capacity and reducing travel times for marking trips, offering shore side electricity) and increasing the benefits for its users (quality and availability of mooring places, increased safety at locks, improved surveying information and improved fairway marking).

PLATINA 3

Transnational project (NL, BE, FR, AT, HU) PLATINA 3 makes the bridge towards future research, innovation and implementation needs within IWT in Europe. The project provides targeted coordination and support activities to promote Inland Waterways Transport (IWT) in Europe. A key objective is providing the knowledge base for the implementation of the EU Green Deal in view of further development of the EC`s IWT action programme (NAIADES) towards 2030. PLATINA 3 sets up a coordinated, interactive discussion platform of key IWT policy makers, experts, researchers, river commissions as well as representatives from IWT industry, wider logistics (other modes), waterborne industries and other sectors to jointly identify means, measures and tools to promote IWT.

COMPETING – Competence Based Education and Training for Inland Navigation

Transnational project (NL, BE, FR, DE, AT, SK, HR, RO) The objectives of the projects are the development of curricula and lesson materials, as well as a Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) system by fifteen partners from eight different EU member states, to ensure the highest level of quality concerning the implementation of future proof IWT education and training throughout the EU.

Reconstruction of the critical part of the Sava River waterway in the section Jaruge – Novi Grad

National project (HR) The main objective of the project is the integration and modernization of the waterway infrastructure of the Sava within the Trans-European Transport Network. As an international waterway, the Sava river does not meet the navigability criteria for the European inland waterways as provided in the AGN Agreement, since it should enable safe navigation for vessels of class IV for 300 days per year. The project is conducted in the section between Jaruge and Novi Grad.

HERO – Enhance the Efficiency of Hungarian RIS Operation

national project (HU) The objective of the project was to enhance the Hungarian River Information Services (RIS) system in order to support efficient and safe inland navigation on the Danube. The project consisted of works to enhance traffic management services, modernise on-shore RIS services and improve the quality of fairway information services data.