Municipality of Dunaújváros (leading partner)

DMJV is a medium-sized Danube port city, characterized by its steelworks factory and related industry & logistics services. The industrial harbour, having one of the highest trade flows in HU, can decreasingly meet today's requirements due to inefficient, unexploited use of outdated ports facilities, missing infrastructure & an underdeveloped logistics network, which results in the city's and the surrounding region's competitiveness suffering. The city's excellent geographic location (intersection of 3 European corridors), the logistical demands of the old & newly settled enterprises and the infrastructural developments of the last few years (M8, Pentele Bridge) give reason for the significant improvement of the logistics function of the city.

In line with the national intentions regarding the high-level multifunctional use of the Danube, Dunaújváros has taken the initiative of gathering its twin cities (Silistra, Vidin, Giurgiu) and further similar small & medium-sized port cities into this project partnership in order to jointly investigate their multimodal potentials and plan the creation of logistical centres while harmonising economic & cargo transport activities through diversification & specification of logistical functions.

The municipality will contribute to the project with its experiences, capacities and expertise in logistics & multimodality, and will be in charge of navigability & environmental protection. The project leader wishes to benefit from DaHar a transnationally harmonized strategy, model and harmonised, tailor-made action plans offering alternatives for the logistic dev. of the small & medium-sized ports participating in DaHar.

Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd. (leading partner)

Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd. was established in 1992 with the purpose of creating an institute suited to carry out efficient applied technological and scientific research and development. The Foundation is the largest and most successful non-profit applied research organization in Hungary. The Institute of Logistics and Production Systems (BAY-LOGI) was founded in 1993 in cooperation with the University of Miskolc. Its main profiles include logistics, applied information technology, structural integrity, recycling, environmental protection and production systems. Related to logistics, the staff of the institute provides simulation tests and optimization of logistical processes for distribution and warehouse activities.

Since the organization is a research institute, it has a lot of experience in planning and design of logistics processes. One of its main competences is the simulation and optimisation of logistic and transport processes.

 In DaHar project, BAY-LOGI will be exploiting the development and cooperation potentials of participating ports through transfer of knowledge. The institute will be responsible for thematic group 1 on logistical infrastructure of ports and port operation models and it will also be working in thematic group 2 related to enhancing hinterland connections/transport linkages with road and rail. Together with the other TG leaders, BAY-LOGI will create a map on logistical potentials of partner ports. The Institute is keen on participating in DaHar to gain new knowledge and cooperate with other organisations in an international framework.

Danube Commission (observing partner)

The Danube Commission has been established to supervise the implementation of the 1948 Convention and to fulfil various other tasks aiming at ensuring adequate conditions for shipping on the Danube and at creating a unified navigation system of inland waterways in Europe. Among its diverse tasks, the Commission deals with harbour related developments alongside the river, with the improvement of navigation conditions and safety of navigation, and with creating requirements for the Danube integration into the European system in the capacity of the significant transport corridor. The Danube Commission will be involved in DaHar as an Observer because this project is dealing with the enhancement and modernization of the logistical capacity of ports of small and middle-sized cities along the Danube in an international dimension, thus contributing to a harmonized and coordinated development planning. In this way, the DaHar initiative can contribute to achieving the targets the Danube Commission has set.

The main added value of the Danube Commission being an Observer Partner in DaHar lies in its general supervising character and its access to all Danube related data, as well as the representation of all Danube countries, even those not covered by the Programme area. It will especially be supporting the preparation of the project's analysis phase and will also follow closely the implementation of DaHar's activities.

Hungarian National Shipping Federation (observing partner)

The Hungarian National Shipping Federation (MAHOSZ), which was established in 2004, represents the interests of all major stakeholders of inland navigation and shipping in Hungary. Its activities as civil organisation include the representation of joint interests of its members and if necessary organisational, coordinating tasks.

MAHOSZ is highly interested in participating in DaHar in order to continuously interact with project partners, to ensure stakeholder involvement and accompany project implementation. DaHar's main objective regarding the harmonised development of the waterway cargo transport on the Danube accords with the Federation's goals.

MAHOSZ will be involved in the project as Observer. As a major stakeholder, the Federation will participate in the DaHar Support Forums by incorporating its know-how and professional views into the project and thus ensuring its best possible progress. Moreover, MAHOSZ will participate in various technical consultations with the partnership, taking an advisory role, in order to ensure that viewpoints of stakeholders are duly considered during project implementation.

Hungarian Ministry for National Economy (observing partner)

The issues tackled in DaHar project are in line with the Hungarian and European objectives of improving the inland waterway navigation system of the Danube as an important aspect of the development of transport infrastructure in the region covered by the project. The recently published new Széchenyi Plan, for example, outlines the need to better integrate the Hungarian part of the river Danube into the whole waterway system and at the same time to significantly improve its current state. The growing importance of inland waterway transport in Hungary is underlined by the concrete objective of the Plan to achieve a 10 percent share of inland waterway goods transport by 2030. Thus, the development of modern ports and of an adequate infrastructure and transport network, including intermodal and multifunctional logistic centres, are to serve as a basis to achieve this objective.

The Hungarian Ministry for National Economy is politically committed to support the DaHar in order to enhance and strengthen territorial cooperation aimed at indentifying joint responses to common challenges the region is facing.

The Hungarian Ministry for National Economy will participate in DaHar as an Observer, providing political support to the project on national level. The Ministry will follow project activities closely and support the partnership by providing technical and political guidance/information.


The industrial harbour of Dunaújváros, having one of the highest trade flows in Hungary, can decreasingly meet today's requirements due to the inefficient, unexploited use of outdated ports facilities, missing infrastructure and an underdeveloped logistical network, which results in the city's - and the surrounding region's - competitiveness suffering. The city's excellent geographic location (intersection of three European corridors), the logistical demands of the old and newly settled enterprises and the infrastructural developments of the last few years give reason for the significant improvement of the logistics function of the town and the whole region.

 ISD Dunaferr is actively cooperating with the Municipality of Dunaújváros regarding the development of the port. It is therefore crucial for ISD Dunaferr to follow the project's strategic development process and to provide technical advice to the Lead Partner and the partnership.

ISD Dunaferr will take part in DaHar project in an observant role in order to be able to provide professional and technical advice, follow up project activities and jointly find solutions within the project partnership to tackle common issues in a harmonised way.