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Danube River Transportation


As a logistics and transport company, we also serve our customers through the Danube river, which is the most used in Europe. Turkey is located in the port most affected by this river in terms of environment and economy.

Why do we use the Danube river?

The Danube river, has been an international corridor since the 17th century, has gained the trust of traders with its reliable and economical transportation services.

-The Danube is of great economic importance to the 10 countries that border which are—Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany—all of which variously use the river for freight transport.

-The Danube is an important transport route that connects the Black Sea to a large number of harbours in south-eastern and central European countries, with further connections to Western Europe Eastern Europe and Turkey. There are 78 ports for ships on the Danube between Kelheim and the Black Sea.

- There are 44 inland ports on the Danube River with a length of 2850 km, and almost all of these ports are connected to other countries by railways and road. Source: Danube River is on the Agenda of Transporters.

-For hundreds of years it has been an important route for trade and travel throughout central and southeastern Europe.

Absolute customer focus, high quality standards in transport and a good connection with the approval authorities in the Danube littoral countries are our priority. We give this confidence to our customers with low cost, safe delivery and versatile transportation.





As "Corridor VII" of the European Union, the Danube is an important transport route. Since the opening of the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal, the river connects the Black Sea with the industrial centers of Western Europe and with the Port of Rotterdam. The waterway is designed for large scale inland vessels (110 by 11,45 meters) but it can carry much larger vessels on most of its course. The Danube has been partly canalized in Germany (5 locks) and Austria (10 locks). Further proposals to build a number of new locks in order to improve navigation have not progressed, due in part to environmental concerns.


Downstream from the Freudenau Locks in Vienna, canalization of the Danube was limited to the Gabčíkovo dam and locks near Bratislava and the two double Iron Gate locks in the border stretch of the Danube between Serbia and Romania. These locks have larger dimensions (similar to the locks in the Russian Volga river, some 300 by over 30 meters). Downstream of the Iron Gate, the river is free flowing all the way to the Black Sea, a distance of more than 860 kilometers.


On the Danube River there are various ship types for different cargo categories and volumes:


1.Motor Cargo Vessel


In general, the Motor Cargo Vessel is a single-hull ship type suitable for various types of cargo: Liquids, bulk products, containers or special cargo. In terms of manoeuvrability this ship type is best compared to any formations with numerous barges which are slow in reaction to change of course. Therefore the motor cargo vessel can also be handled navigated easily in difficult traffic or environmental conditions. There is a wide variety in sizes: For self-propelled cargo ships it varies from a small 38-40 m long "peniche" having a cargo capacity of only about 300 t at 2.5 m draught to a large 135m long and up to 17m wide river ship with on average about 3500 t capacity at the same draught.

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