The Analysis of the Port Management Models along Danube River

Author:Andra Luciana Marcu, Alina Beatrice Raileanu
Position:PhD Student, University 'Dunarea de Jos' of Galati, Faculty of Naval Architecture, Romania/PhD, Danubius University of Galati, Romania
Pages:524-529
European Integration - Realities and Perspectives. Proceedings 2020
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The Analysis of the Port Management Models along Danube River
Andra Luciana Marcu1, Alina Beatrice Raileanu2
Abstract: The main goal of th e current paper is to analysis different business strategies applied by the inland
cargo ports in the Danube Region, how efficiently they are implemented, related to the port management models
employed all along the river. The study was conduct during Daphne Project implementation. In order to ensure
a balanced development of the D anube port sector and enable it to become a k ey element in the EU transport
network, a clear analysis needs to be performed first with regard to the status-quo. This activity will deal with
this topic by first assessin g the current practices in the Danube region on the port management and operation
models applied and providing for a SWOT analysis thereof. In order to present the port management models of
European ports, the key definitions of port operation should be presented as follows. Port development is seen
as a catalyst to stimulate economic activity and create employment. Finally, Daphne Project aims to provide a
comprehensive package of the issues to be approached jointly in order to help compensate the unbalanced
development level between the Upper Danube ports and the other river sections.
Keywords: inland navigation; business strategies; port operations; Danube Region
JEL Classification: E660; M100
1. Introduction
Port development is seen as a catalyst to stimulate economic activity and create employment. In Europe,
port developments relate mainly to building new terminals and upgrading the super- & infra-structure
within existing ports rather than developing new greenfield sites.
In the context of the port management models of Danube cargo ports, the key definitions of port
operation should be understood as follows according to the Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/1084 of
14 June 2017 as regards the aid for port and airport infrastructure.
This thesis will encompass four major issues important for the assessment of current status and
development plans for port infrastructure. Due to the huge number of Danube ports and infrastructure
parameters needed for infrastructure analysis the study team agreed to provide high-quality analysis of
19 selected ports along the Danube and its tributaries, including the most important gate for the
Danube ports the seaport of Constanta.
Following ports are selected for detailed analysis in this paper:
- Austria: Enns and Vienna;
1 PhD Student, University “Dunarea de Jos” of Galati, Faculty of Naval Architecture, Romania, Address: Galati, Domneasca
Street, No. 47, 800008, Romania, Corresponding author e-mail: andralmarcu@gmail.com.
2 PhD, Danubius University of Galati, Romania, Address: 3 Galati Blvd., 800654 Galati, Romania, Tel.: +040.372.361.175,
Fax: +040. 372.361.250, E-mail: alinaraileanu@univ-danubius.ro.

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