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Platina F&F Danube

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Platina F&F Danube

  1. 1. FACTS & FIGURES NAVIGATION ON THE DANUBE
  2. 2. THE DANUBE BASIN  Drains an area of 800,000 kms2, 10% of the entire European continent, covering all or part of 18 countries  Serves a region of 80 million people  Spanned by 126 bridges  Regulated by 18 locksFast Facts  Second largest river in Europe (after the Volga), flowing at more than 2,800 kms from Bavaria’s Black Forest in Southern Germany to its delta on the Black Sea in Romania  Directly linked to the Rhine and North Western Europe by the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal, opened in 1992
  3. 3. DANUBE ECONOMIC POLES
  4. 4. DANUBE NAVIGATIONFast Facts  Navigable length: 2,411 kms  3,916 working ships in 2009  Danube carried 49 million tonnes of goods in 2007  Part of the Rhine-Main-Danube Waterway, connecting 14 European countries from the Black Sea to the North Sea, a distance of 3,216 kms
  5. 5. IT ON THE DANUBERIS (River Information Services): Satellite tracking + IT = Efficient management  A real time picture of shipping positions, providing maximum efficiency in vessel movements and manoeuvring control  Instant ship to shore communication and data transfer  Automated border crossing procedures  Automatic data collection  Better safety management and control of dangerous cargos

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