Freight on Danube is Decreasing

TransportShipping ♦ Published: March 29, 2012; 11:57 ♦ (Vindobona)

Due to a lower water level, freight transport volume on the river Danube decreased by 10% in 2011.

Freight on Danube is Decreasing / Picture: ©

A total of 9.9 million tonnes (t) of freight was transported on the Austrian section of the Danube in the survey year 2011. This means a decrease in freight transport by 1.1 million t (-10.0%) compared to 2010. The total transport performance (i.e. the product of transport volume and distance travelled) was 9.6 billion tonne-kilometres (tkm) (-16.2%). Around 2.1 billion tkm…