The Danube/Main axis connects Central Europe to the Rhine and the Black Sea. This river is the longest river in central Europe and Southeast Europe and the natural hinterland connection for several Black Sea ports.
Traffic on the Danube has repeatedly been affected by the wider historic context. With European integration supporting the region’s dynamic economic development also new perspectives for inland waterway transport are created.
The Danube/Main axis will form a backbone of the future Rhine-Danube corridor of the trans-European transport network (TEN-T).
Picture: Port of Linz
Goods transport on the Austrian Danube (in 1.000 t) in 2014
Source: Statistik Austria and Via Donau
|Length of the navigable section:||From Regensburg to the black see 2860 Km;
From Mainz to the Main Danube canal;
524KmFor the Main Danube canal 170km
|Transported goods/year:||80 Mio tons on the Danube
15 Mio tons on the Main
5 Mio tons on the Main Danube canal
|Markets in important development:||Iron and non ferrous ores; Passengers|
|Inland port of the corridor||Tonnage (mio t/year)||Specialisation|
|Linz www.hafen-linz.at||>4||Steel, ores and metal wastes, mineral oil products|
|Regensburg www.donauhafen.de||>1.6||Agricultural products, building materials, mineral oil products|
|Vienna www.hafen-wien.com||>1.6||Liquid cargo|