DANUBE LOGISTICS SRL PARTICIPATED AT THE KICK-OFF EVENT OF THE EU FUNDED DANTE PROJECT IN BUDAPEST
18.03.2017

Danube Logistics SRL is an associated member of the DANTE project, which aims to identify and eliminate administrative barriers for inland waterway transport (IWT) on the Danube and its navigable tributaries as a joint initiative of the private sector and the national public authorities. The project will run for 30 months and has started on 1st January 2017.
The DANTE project focuses on five thematic areas where administrative barriers are most evidently reducing efficiency of IWT operations:
(i) Border Police, Tax & Customs
(ii) Navigation / traffic control authorities
(iii) Port authorities / administrations
(iv) Waterway and Canal administrations
(v) Other relevant authorities imposing barriers (e.g. health control, disaster management, etc.)
The overall budget (almost 2 million EUR) allocated for the implementation of the DANTE project consists of contributions from the EU funds.
Representatives of Giurgiulesti International Free Port took part at the kick-off event in Budapest on 17 February 2017. During the event partners from the countries which shares the Danube River basin discussed issues related to the improvement of administrative procedures and processes for Danube inland water transport. DANTE outcomes shall strengthen the competitive position of companies using the Danube and its navigable tributaries in their logistic chain, thus contributing to economic growth and the creation of jobs in the region by increased efficient public administration.
For Danube Logistics SRL participation in this project is a good opportunity to establish long-lasting partner relationship with the representatives of the ports of the Danube river and other partners of DANTE project, as well as support the environmentally-friendly and safe transport systems on the Danube river.

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