Creation date: November 13, 2013
The European Union will co-finance with over €5.3 million from the TEN-T Programme two initiatives for the extension of the Vienna trimodal port's container handling capacity and improvements to the overall intermodality of the port. Both the studies and works, which contribute to the realisation of the "Railway axis Paris-Strasbourg-Stuttgart-Wien-Bratislava" (TEN-T Priority Project 17) and the "Waterway axis Rhine/Meuse-Main-Danube" (TEN-T Priority Project 18) will help eliminate major bottlenecks in the port's transfer and combination capacity.
The studies, which were selected for funding under the 2012 TEN-T Annual Call, will plan and design the expansion of the Austrian port, a key intersection of international transport flows and transhipments between inland, rail and road transport. They will specifically look at extending the port's container handling capacities and include all the necessary steps from preliminary planning to obtaining the building authorisations and publishing the works tenders.
The works, selected under the 2012 TEN-T Multi-Annual Call, will then extend the port's container handling capacities through land recovery and the construction of a new quay wall in order to optimise the areas of operation, thereby improving the port's hinterland connections and basic infrastructure.
Both initiatives will be monitored by the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency (TEN-T EA) and are set to be completed by the end of 2015.
For more information, please consult the project's page!