How to enhance multimodality and transportation for inland waterways?

The new Fairway Rehabilitation and Maintenance Master Plan was approved, along with increased fairway management efforts and enough finance, with the signing of the Danube Ministerial Conclusions by the Danube Transport Ministers on June 29, 2022.

By introducing the DAVID forms in the first half of 2022, all Danube riverbank countries will have made a significant progress toward lowering administrative burdens. The DAVID forms are the standardized Danube Navigation Standard Forms (DAVID Forms).

The enhancement of the Notices to Skippers (NtS) service was covered in a series of workshops organized by Working Group 4 – River Information Services. The length of the warning period, content-related flaws, best practices, and the sharing of problem-solving techniques were among the topics discussed. The goal of all these initiatives is to improve the Danube navigation’s safety and effectiveness. Because of how fruitful these workshops were, the various states are now continuing to work on reforms at the federal level.

The accomplishments listed above were merely the highlights of the work done in 2022. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their wonderful collaboration and their active participation in our activities over the course of the previous year. We’re excited to continue working together and see you in 2023!

The Danube Strategy Point (DSP) also wants to inform everyone about the work they did in 2022 and their plans for the future.