DAPhNE – Danube Ports Network 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 them into buzzing economic centres functioning as catalysts for economic growth and creation of high value jobs.
To achieve this goal, a permanent cooperation will be secured between public & private entities along the Danube, each of them bringing in their own specific expertise. These entities are: ministries, port administrations, port users, specialized consultancy firms, logistics companies, NGOs and universities.
The project establishes a well-managed working platform which tackles the most urgent insufficiencies with the help of guidelines, recommendations and concrete pilot activities based on good practices leading into an overall development strategy and action plan for the Danube ports.
The activities aim to improve port legislation, funding of port investments (State Aid Schemes and Public-Private Partnership models), port administration processes, port business strategies as well as port infrastructure & industrial development strategies. Special attention is paid to human capacity building and eco-improvement options for the port sector.
An innovative port IT community system (electronic platform that connects multiple systems operated by a variety of organisations within the port area) will be tested in real-life and new markets for Danube ports will be analysed (business development determined by arising opportunities from circular economy, usage of alternative fuels, transportation of Liquefied Natural Gas, distribution of renewable energy).
The solutions elaborated by the consortium will be shared with more than 60 Danube ports as possible blueprints by building a Danube Port Network, which shall emerge into a Danube Port Network Organisation to ensure durability of the results and their continuous further development.
- Start date
- End date
- Budget in Euro
- Overall: 2 985 406,15
- ERDF Contribution: 2 415 219,42
- IPA Contribution: 122 375,77
- ENI Contribution: 0
- Call number
- Call 1
- Better connected and energy responsible Danube region
- Specific objective
- Support environmentally-friendly and safe transport systems and balanced accessibility of urban and rural areas
|Filename||Date of upload|
|O.6.1 Danube Port Development Strategy & Action Plan||16-06-2019 16:41:21|
|O.5.2 Model architecture for Port Community System (PCS)||20-01-2019 18:31:14|
|O.4.3 Part1 - Green Port Policy Guidelines||20-01-2019 18:30:12|
|O.4.3 Part2 - Guidelines on Human Capacity Building in Ports||20-01-2019 18:28:37|
|O.4.2 Part2 - Recommendations for port management||20-01-2019 18:26:58|
|Pro Danube International||Lead firstname.lastname@example.org||Austria|
|Ennshafen Port||ERDF email@example.com||Austria|
|iC consulenten ZT GesmbH||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||Austria|
|Ovidius University of Constanta||ERDF email@example.com||Romania|
|Ministry of Transport of Romania||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||Romania|
We proudly announce, that our Project Compendium has been published and is available online here.
After 30 months of intense work, the DAPhNE consortium met for the last time on 12 June 2019 at thinkport Vienna during the DAPhNE Steering Committee Meeting and Project Final Public Event to share the most important success stories achieved...
The second edition of the Danube Ports Info Day event was organised by Pro Danube and the Port of Enns together will all DAPhNE project partners on 5 June 2019 in the framework of the Munich Logistics Fair. The event was hosted by the...
Being a “crown” of the entire project, the Danube Port Development Strategy and Action Plan (hereinafter: Strategy), encompassed the inputs from all other work packages and activities through the definition of objectives and measures, as well as...
Pro Danube and Port of Enns are hosting together the 2nd and last edition of the Port Info Day event foreseen as output 3.3 in the framework of the DAPhNE project (WP6 Port Strategy and Network). The event will take place on the 5th of June...