The Federation of Austrian Industries has issued an Action Paper, committing itself to the strengthening of Danube navigation. The central demands of Austrian enterprises were summarised in a catalogue of requirements. Now, the proposed measures are to be implemented.
The Federation of Austrian Industries has issued an Action Paper, committing itself to the strengthening of Danube navigation. The central demands of Austrian enterprises were summarised in a catalogue of requirements. Now, the proposed measures are to be implemented. As road and rail have reached the limit of their capacities particularly in the Danube corridor, the Federation of Austrian Industries advocates a systematic strengthening of Danube navigation as an environmentally-friendly mode of transport. “The recently launched EU Strategy for the Danube Region offers an opportunity to modernise the Danube waterway and Danube navigation as a whole and to provide the industry in the riparian countries with a future-proof transport option,” states Peter Koren, Deputy Secretary-General of the Federation of Austrian Industries.
In a 12-page Action Paper, the Federation of Austrian Industries, in consultation with Austria’s industry and the manufacturing sector, calls for a strengthening of navigation on the Danube through the implementation of targeted measures by the EU, the national governments and ministries in the Danube region, and the private sector.
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"via donau welcomes the initiative of the Federation of Austrian Industries as an essential contribution to the identification of priority issues within the EU Danube region strategy", says via donau Managing Director Hans-Peter Hasenbichler. Austria and Romania have taken over the role of co-ordinators for inland waterway transport and will take account of the unustry´s catalogue of requirements in the implementation of the Danube region strategy.
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