Water transport is considered to be the most environmentally friendly form of transport. In Slovakia, in terms of transport, 250 km of natural watercourses are used for transport alongside 38.5 km of man-made canals. Currently, only the Danube River and the modified downstream part of the Vah River up to Sered comply with transport requirements.
In conditions that exist in Slovakia, freight transport is the most important mode. Oil products, ores, concentrates, metallurgical coke, construction materials and agricultural products are transported over water.
The main problems identified in the waterway subsector are mainly bottlenecks on the Danube waterway, the technical condition of public ports, low interest in commerce through water transport, the age of the fleets, decreasing trends in shipping freight and more.
The Ministry of Transport envisages waterway transport to be a modern, safe and integrated infrastructure and has set a goal for operating water transport.
Water transport is a new feature in European Union support. Under the Operational Program Integrated Infrastructure there is € 137,000,000 (EU funds + national co-financing) allocated for development projects, modernisation and reconstruction of the Danube waterway infrastructure and the modernisation and development of Bratislava’s public port.
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