GRENDEL Green and efficient Danube Fleet

  • GRENDEL - Second Consortium meetings in Budapest
    - 17-04-2019
    Second Consortium meetings in Budapest

    The second GRENDEL Project Consortium Meetings, organised back-to-back with GRENDEL’s first Public consultation and first State Aid workshop, were held on 27 March 2019 in Budapest (Hungary) with the aim to report on project progress and...

  • GRENDEL - first public consultation and first State Aid workshop held at the premises of the Danube Commission in Budapest
    - 03-04-2019
    first public consultation and first State Aid workshop held at the premises of the Danube Commission in Budapest

    The Danube Commission hosted on 26 March 2019 two major events in the framework of the GRENDEL project. Whereas the topics of the first public consultation evolved around the CESNI and the Danube Commission’s work programme related to...

  • GRENDEL - First Know-How Transfer Event on Modernisation of Danube Vessels Fleet was organised in Vienna
    - 14-03-2019
    First Know-How Transfer Event on Modernisation of Danube Vessels Fleet was organised in Vienna

    Following the EUSDR PA 1a working group “Fleet Modernisation”, the first know-how transfer event in the framework of the GRENDEL project was held on 7 and 8 March in Vienna. Modernising the Danube fleet is one of the main objectives of the...

  • GRENDEL - SAVE THE DATE: FIRST PUBLIC CONSULTATION AND FIRST WORKSHOP ON STATE AID SCHEMES TO BE HELD AT THE PREMISES OF THE DANUBE COMMISSION
    - 28-02-2019
    SAVE THE DATE: FIRST PUBLIC CONSULTATION AND FIRST WORKSHOP ON STATE AID SCHEMES TO BE HELD AT THE PREMISES OF THE DANUBE COMMISSION

    26 March 2019 is a date marked by two important events in the framework of the GRENDEL project. Both events will take place at the premises of the Danube Commission in Budapest. The working day will start with the first public consultation...

  • GRENDEL - FIRST TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION FACTSHEETS
    - 27-02-2019
    FIRST TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION FACTSHEETS

    In the framework of the GRENDEL project, first factsheets regarding the potential of innovative technologies in modernising inland vessels were released in cooperation with the INDanube Innovation Transfer Centre. As one of the main...

  • GRENDEL - SAVE THE DATE: Know-how transfer event on modernisation of Danube fleet
    - 25-01-2019
    SAVE THE DATE: Know-how transfer event on modernisation of Danube fleet

    SAVE THE DATE: 7-8 March 2019, in Vienna. Inland shipping is facing enormous challenges with regard to the further optimisation of energy efficiency, environmental and climate protection. Greenhouse Gas Emissions is a very hot topic on the...

  • GRENDEL - Council adopted conclusions on inland waterway transport
    - 21-12-2018
    Council adopted conclusions on inland waterway transport

    Council conclusions on “Inland waterway transport – exploiting its full potential” were adopted on 3 December 2018. The conclusions acknowledge the significant contribution that this efficient, safe and sustainable mode of transport can make...

  • GRENDEL - CESNI Meeting in Prague adopts variety of standards for the IWT sector
    - 21-12-2018
    CESNI Meeting in Prague adopts variety of standards for the IWT sector

    Prague, 8 November 2018 – The European Committee for drawing up Standards in the field of Inland Navigation (CESNI) met in Prague on Thursday 8 November 2018 in grateful response to an invitation from the Ministry of Transport of the Czech...

  • GRENDEL - Handover of the feasibility study: Perspectives for the Use of Hydrogen as Fuel in Inland Shipping
    - 09-11-2018
    Handover of the feasibility study: Perspectives for the Use of Hydrogen as Fuel in Inland Shipping

    GRENDEL project follows developments of future innovative technologies and alternative fuelling options for inland waterway vessels with the goal to share this know-how with the Danube inland vessels operators and stakeholders. On 5 November...

  • GRENDEL - Dutch PitPoint.LNG to open German LNG bunkering station by Q2 2019
    - 09-11-2018
    Dutch PitPoint.LNG to open German LNG bunkering station by Q2 2019

    GRENDEL project follows developments of alternative fuels infrastructure for bunkering of  inland vessels, looking for good practices and examples which can help the Danube case and support inland vessels’ operators in their decisions on fleet...

  • GRENDEL - GRENDEL project presented during the Advisory Board meeting of the European Inland Barging Innovation Platform
    - 09-11-2018
    GRENDEL project presented during the Advisory Board meeting of the European Inland Barging Innovation Platform

    On 10 October  2018, the annual Advisory Board Meeting of the European Inland Barging Innovation Platform (EIBIP) was organised in Vienna, Austria. Already five Centres for Innovation Transfer in the Inland Waterway Transport are cooperating...

  • GRENDEL - CO2 reduction in ocean shipping: The never ending pursuit for the most economic vessel
    - 08-10-2018
    CO2 reduction in ocean shipping: The never ending pursuit for the most economic vessel

    Alike the IWT the seagoing industry also faces a growing need for fleet greening. The conference organised by the German association “Schiffbautechnische Gesellschaft” on 24 September 2018 in Hamburg offered insights into some details of this...

  • GRENDEL - Towards quality inland waterway transport – State of Play
    - 27-09-2018
    Towards quality inland waterway transport – State of Play

    The European Commission published last week a mid-term report on the EU inland waterway action programme - also known as NAIADES II - and a report on digital inland navigation (DINA). The NAIADES II progress report highlights that most of the...

  • GRENDEL - Report on Digital Inland Navigation
    - 27-09-2018
    Report on Digital Inland Navigation

    The report on Digital Inland Navigation published last week by the European Commission follows up on the ‘Digital Inland Waterway Area’ (DINA) study from October 2017. The report helps framing the discussion on the digitalisation of the inland...

  • GRENDEL - Policy Agenda Workshop of GREEN DANUBE project
    - 20-09-2018
    Policy Agenda Workshop of GREEN DANUBE project

    The Policy Agenda Workshop organised by Pro Danube Management GmbH as part of the DTP/GREEN DANUBE project offered a platform for inland waterway transport (IWT) stakeholders from public authorities, fleet operators and other IWT experts to...

  • GRENDEL - “Donauschöpfung” Creation of the Danube brings people and ideas together
    - 20-09-2018
    “Donauschöpfung” Creation of the Danube brings people and ideas together

    Danube School - a 7-day creation of the Danube between Inn and March Teams of projects aiming at the improvement of the Danube both as the natural living environment and ecosystem as well as the transport artery and the Danube friends came...

  • GRENDEL - Successful project kick-off meeting in Constanta
    - 07-09-2018
    Successful project kick-off meeting in Constanta

    The Kick-off meeting of the project GRENDEL - Green and efficient Danube Fleet took place in Constanta on 30 August 2018 gathering representatives from Danube fleet operators, its associations, relevant ministries, expert institutions and...

  • GRENDEL - Danube region represented at the CCNR meeting on financing the greening of the fleet
    - 23-08-2018
    Danube region represented at the CCNR meeting on financing the greening of the fleet

    GRENDEL project representative, Mr Manfred Seitz (Pro Danube International) was invited to the extraordinary meeting of the CCNR Economic Committee on 25th July 2018 in Strasbourg on financing the greening of the fleet. The greening of the...

Programme co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI)