Role of Dunaújváros as Lead Partner

Dunaújváros is a medium-sized Danube port city, characterized by its steelworks factory and related industry and 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one of the highest trade flows in HU, can decreasingly meet today's requirements due to inefficient, unexploited use of outdated ports facilities, missing infrastructure and an underdeveloped logistics network, which results in the city's and the surrounding region's competitiveness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 and 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 and 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 and cargo transport activities through diversification and specification of logistical functions.

Dunaújváros wishes to benefit from DaHar a transnationally harmonized strategy, model and harmonised, tailor-made action plans offering alternatives for the logistic development of the small and medium-sized ports participating in DaHar.