Slovak Shipping and Ports

Slovak Shipping and Ports

Slovenská plavba a prístavy a.s. (SPaP a.s.) has been a dominant company in the field of transport, transshipment and warehousing of goods, forwarding
services, repair works and building of new vessels on the territory of the Slovak Republic. The company offers logistics services, being connected with transportation of all kinds of goods on the river Danube as well as on the
whole network of West European waterways between the North Sea and the Black Sea.

The company SPaP a.s. with its technical equipment, high-quality services and skilled workers, has an interesting geographic and logistic location in the field of warehousing, transshipment and transport of cargoes.

The SPaP a.s. has been directly connected to:
1. Railway transport
2. Road transport (highway junction)
3. Internal pipeline from the SLOVNAFT-refinery


DANTE - Improving Administrative Procedures and Processes for Danube IWT

DANTE aims at identifying and eliminating the administrative barriers for inland waterway transport (IWT) on the Danube & its navigable tributaries as a joint initiative of the private sector and the national public authorities responsible for these barriers. The project partners will develop good practices and guidelines for effective administration of IWT activities in relation to the identified barriers. The proposed solutions will be discussed with the responsible authorities at national and transnational working tables. This approach shall deliver quick solutions and facilitate a wide harmonisation of procedures and processes along the Danube river. One key element for the successful project implementation will be the development of a transnational IWT barrier reporting tool for collecting user experiences.

Project background

The DANTE project is co-funded by European Union Funds (ERDF, IPA) under the Danube Transnational Programme and will run for 30 months (January 2017 – June 2019). It will be implemented by a transnational consortium of 16 co-funded organisations and 12 associated strategic partners (public authorities, consulting companies, universities and NGOs) from 10 European countries. The project has a total budget of 1.982.786,00 Euro, out of which ERDF contribution amounts 1.650.134,75 Euro & IPA contribution amounts 35.233,35 Euro. More information is available at:


ENERGY BARGE - Building a Green Energy and Logistics Belt

The main objective of the project ENERGY BARGE is to exploit the potential for green energy in the form of biomass along the Danube river in a sustainable way, thereby increasing energy security and efficiency in the Danube countries, considering:

the Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC,

the EU2020 climate goals,

EU Danube Region Strategy’s objective.

An outstanding feature of the ENERGY BARGE project is its cross-sectoral approach: the project brings together key actors along the entire value chain, stakeholders from the bioenergy industry, Danube ports as well as relevant public authorities and policy stakeholders. This shall support transnational know-how transfer and cooperation.

The ENERGY BARGE project is co-funded by the European Union (ERDF) through the Danube Transnational Program and runs from 01-01-2017 to 30-06-2019. The project involves 15 partners from 7 European countries (7 biomass / bioenergy partners, 6 logistics partners, 5 of which are port partners, 3 partners from the field of research). The project has a total budget of EUR 2,323,519.65, of which the ERDF contribution is EUR 1,974,991.67.

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