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Project partners (EU-funded)
a3psA3PS-Austrian Agency for Alternative Propulsion Systems
A3PS is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) between Austrian companies, R&D institutions and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit) promoting the development and market introduction of alternative propulsion systems and energy carriers.
ersteErste Group Bank AG
Erste Group is one of the largest financial service providers in CEE in terms of clients and TA. Its activities include advisory services and support for corporate clients in financing, investment and access to international capital markets, public sector funding and interbank market operations.
EVN is a leading, international and publicly listed energy and environmental services company, with headquarters in Lower Austria. EVN offers electricity, gas, heat, water, waste incineration and related services from a single supplier and supplies these services to more than one million customers.
logistikzentrum steyrFH OÖ Forschungs- & Entwicklungs GmbH
Logistikum bridges the gap between the scientific approach to logistics problems and the practical aspects of running a business. Therefore the overall research focus is to sustainably create, manage and optimize the intra and the inter-company exchange of resources and information.
pro danubePro Danube Management GmbH
Pro Danube Management GmbH carries out the executive works and activities, including the project preparation and management of the “Pro Danube International ” association. PDI acts as network of private businesses to promote better infrastructure and services on the Danube.
port of antwerpGemeentelijk Havenbedrijf Antwerpen
The Antwerp Port Authority was established as an independent, municipally-owned company in 1997. The Port Authority has its own decision-making powers as well as the power to reach joint ventures with other companies or government departments.
bulmarketBulmarket DM Ltd.
BULMARKET DM Ltd. is a 100 % private Bulgarian company, established in 1996. The company deals mainly with LPG distribution and to less considerable degree with distribution of compressed natural gas, gasoil, petrol and other fuels.
dstDST Entwicklungszentrum für Schifftechnik&Transportsysteme e.V.
DST provides consulting services in respect of all technical and economic questions regarding the development and implementation of market-orientated transport concepts that include inland and coastal navigation for transport service providers, the industrial sector and policy makers.
gl groupGermanisher Lloyd SE
Germanischer Lloyd Ship Classification - Maritime Service offers traditional classification services as well as expert advice, consultancy, advanced engineering, certification, training and software solutions. GL maritime experts are advisors to governments, IMO, flag states and port states.
uni duisburgUniversität Duisburg-Essen
By involving various large maritime companies (shipyards, suppliers, classification societies, research centres, engineering consultants) in the curriculum and research projects, a tight link between the university and industry is ensured.
pasPort autonome de Strasbourg
The Port of Strasbourg is the second largest port on the Rhine after Duisburg, Germany. The Port Authority has been established to provide maintenance and operation of the Rhine port of Strasbourg and its dependencies and to perform the extension and improvement of the port.
chemgas bargingChemgas Barging
Chemgas Barging Sarl LU focuses on the transport of liquefied gases over European inland waterways with a fleet consisting of 20 inland gas tankers. 3 chartered inland gas tankers, 3 Push barges and 3 chartered push boats.
argosArgos Bunkering B.V.
Argos Bunkering B.V. is a leading player in the European bunker market. We offer products and services to the entire maritime sector, covering the marine transport sector inland shipping trade, from large vessels and inland vessels.
chemgas shippingChemgas Holding B.V.
Chemgas H. focuses on the transport of LG over European IW and over NW-European seas with 20 owned inland gas tankers, 3 chartered inland gas tankers, 3 owned and 3 chartered push boats, 5 inland gas tankers in a JV on the Rhine, 9 owned and 4 chartered seagoing gas tankers.
danserDCL Barge B.V.
From its original set-up in 1982, the Danser Group has grown to be a barge-operator with an extensive and dedicated hinterland-network through which it guarantees on-time transport.
port of rotterdamHavenbedrijf Rotterdam N.V.
The aim of the Port of Rotterdam Authority is to enhance the port of Rotterdam’s competitive position as a logistics hub and world-class industrial complex. Port of Rotterdam manages, operates and develops the Rotterdam port and industrial area. 
stc groupStichting STC-Group
The STC-Group provides training for the shipping, transport and (process) industry worldwide. In the public domain, the STC-Group achieves this by providing vocational education at various levels.
kooimanKooiman Marine B.V.
Since its foundation in 1884, Shipyard Kooiman has gone through a period of substantial development. This resulted in the yard’s ability to offer a wide range of services varying from new building to (extensive) modifications, as well as repairs.
lng e motionLNG E-Motion B.V.
VEKA Group has grown into a shipbuilding institution in the Netherlands, Eastern Europe and in particular Asia (both inland navigation vessels and seagoing ships). The activities of VEKA in the field of LNG take place within the entity VEKA Mariska BV, name changed to LNG E-Motion BV.
apdmCompania Nationala Administratia Porturilor Dunarii Maritime S.A. Galati
The Maritime Danube Ports Administration Galati was founded in 1991 and since then is in charge of administering the port land it has been granted by the Romanian Ministry of Transport.
Established in 1976 as a public institution under the subordination of the Ministry of Transport, the Romanian Maritime Training Centre went through various stages of development which resulted in a new organisation called CERONAV and which operates in 5 locations, 3 in Constanta and 2 in Galati.
navromCompania de Navigatie Fluviala Romana NAVROM S.A. Galati
The NAVROM SA River Navigation Company has a tradition of more than 100 years, being one of the most important European ship-owners. The company offers integrated services: transportation of goods, transportation of persons, ship repairing, ship design and re-arranging.
ttsTransport Trade Services S.A.
TTS is a service provider who distinguishes itself through diversity on the market of multimodal transport in Eastern Europe: shipment of bulk and palletized goods, handling of goods in Danube ports and in the Port of  Constanta, stevedoring and door to door transportation.
ngvaAsociace NGV o.s.
Asociace NGV (Czech NGV Association) was founded in 2009 as national technology platform in the field of CNG / biomethane utilization in transport as a direct response to the absence of unifying body responsible for coordination of strategic research agenda on national level.
imstUniversity of Craiova
University of Craiova is an essential component of the educational system and a top level research institution in Romania. Its open European spirit is promoted through the foreign partnerships in the European Space of Higher Education and through the affiliation to the LMD system.
danube lngDanube LNG, EEIG
An association comprised of companies and professionals covering LNG topics and sharing experience with LNG / natural gas/energy / ship design / ship building / ship certification / construction engineering / zone planning.
vudVýskumný ústav dopravný
VÚD is the leader organization of science, R&D in transport in Slovakia with a long-term tradition. VÚD scientific and research activities cover all modes of transport except air transport in the field of legislation, policy, engineering, technology, operation, economy, management, informatics, automation etc.
hgmStaatliche Rhein-Neckar-Hafengesellschaft Mannheim mbH
The Rhein-Neckar Port of Mannheim consists of four port areas (Trade Port, Rheinau Port, Altrhein Port and Industrial Port) with 14 port basins and 3 river docks. With a total area of 1,131 hectares (2,795 acres), the Port of Mannheim is Germany’s largest inland port in terms of area
linz agLINZ AG
LINZ AG is currently regarded as the municipal service providers and utilities one of the largest employers and pulse of the entire central region of Upper Austria. LINZ AG is run as an active management-holding with four operative subsidiaries and with one service company.
mitMinistero delle Infrastrcture e dei Transporti (MIT Italy)
The Italian Ministry of Infrastructures and Transports is the government ministry for transport in the Republic of Italy. It is responsible for all transport infrastructure (roads, motorways, railways, ports, airports) as well as general transport planning and logistics, especially for urban transport schemes.
rina6RINA  Services S.p.A.(implementing body of MIT Italy)
Registro Italiano Navale (RINA) Group business activities focus on offering certification, verification, control, assistance and consultancy services to economic and institutional operators, aimed at improving the safety and quality of their products, processes and services.
schoenherrSchönherr Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Schönherr is a leading law firm in CE. Operating in a rapidly evolving environment, Schönherr is a dynamic and innovative firm with an effective blend of experienced lawyers. As one of the first European law firms to move into CEE/SEE, it has grown to be one of the largest firms in the region.
DAMEN Shipyards
Damen is an international shipyard group, offering a wide-ranging portfolio of customer support services, covering the complete vessel’s lifecycle; from start-up, through deployment to lifetime extension.
bernhard schulteBernhard Schulte Ltd.
Bernhard Schulte (BS),holding company of Schulte Group, is a 127 year old family owned ship owning and ship management company based in Hamburg. Group companies employs over 17,000 seafarers, about 1200 people onshore, own over 95 vessels and manage over 650 vessels.

Associated partner (Non-EU-funded)
port of switzerlandPort of Switzerland
Port of Switzerland is the most important traffic hub in Switzerland. 10-12% of all imported goods reach the country through the ports. In the field of petroleum products the proportion is even higher: every third to fourth litre of petrol, diesel or heating oil comes into Switzerland via inland navigation.