The Dionysus project Port Governance Agency has held the sixth regular annual consultations on April 27 with the groups for ports and harbors and inland shipping of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia. The meeting, which was held online due to the current epidemiological situation, was also attended by representatives of the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, the Danube Commission, the Directorate for Inland Waterways, the Association ,,Serbia Grains’’ and the Association of Gravel, Aggregates and Concrete Producers.
The representatives of the Port Governance Agency pointed out that the previous year was challenging for the business operating on the Danube. Acc
ording to the Agency’s data, the recorded increase in cargo transshipment by 5 percent at the end of 2020 indicates that IWT has proven to be a flexible and efficient mode of transport even under critical circumstances. Representatives of the groups highlighted that the participants in IWT responded well to the last year’s challenges and that thanks to the joint work of all relevant subjects and institutions, good results have been achieved.
One of the most important topics of the meeting was the participation of PGA as an IPA partner in the DIONYSUS project. During the discussion, the Agency introduced to the participants of the annual conference the aims, goals and expected results of the project, as well as the focus of the project consortium. It was stressed that the DIONYSUS project will enable better connectivity of Serbian ports with ports in the Danube Region. PGA team also explained their role as the leader of work package dealing with the integration of Danube ports into the multimodal transport chains of the Danube Region and the leader of activities within work package 6 focusing on port development plans. During the project implementation period, the Agency will coordinate the work of partners involved in the above-mentioned packages, in order to achieve the foreseen activities successfully and to deliver tangible results.
PGA invited the stakeholders to follow the consortium activities on the official website of the DIONYSUS project and preannounced the project’s 2nd electronic newsletter, which will be distributed to all participants of the conference.