Project Port gate Albern

Total budget: 22 Mio. Euro

The port gate will be 30 meters long, around 14 meters high and weigh 250 tons.

Following the example of the port of Freudenau, the port of Albern is now also receiving a modern flood protection gate. This will make the grain and building material port flood-proof and equip it for the future.

In future, operations in the port of Albern will remain undisturbed even during floods

This flood protection project is an important step towards further enhancing the value of the port of Vienna as a logistics hub, because in future it will enable undisturbed goods handling in the port of Albern even during floods. Not only the Port of Vienna itself benefits from the flood protection gate, but also the around 20 companies with around 100 employees who have settled in the port of Albern.

The port of Albern is the third major port facility in Vienna, alongside the port of Freudenau and the Lobau oil port. It is one of the most important locations for grain handling in eastern Austria. There are five large granaries with a total capacity of 90,000 tons on the site. The heavy goods center for high and heavy loads (up to 450 tons) is also located in the port of Albern. In addition to grain, building materials, agricultural products and steel products are also handled here.

CEF “Connecting Europe” funding - Port Gate Albern

On July 20, 2020, the CEF funding application was approved by the European Commission and supported by the BMK, Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology.

In addition to the 20% CEF funding from the European Union, the investment costs of EUR 22 million are also funded by the City of Vienna and the federal government.

Inwapo „Upgrading of Inland Waterways and Sea Ports“

The port of Vienna was a partner in the EU project INWAPO „Upgrading of Inland Waterways and Sea Ports“ which concerned itself with the strengthening of inland waterways and harbours.

Lead partner was the Harbour of Venice, other partners included viaDonau, the harbours in Budapest, Bratislava, Kopa and Triest as well as ministries and development agencies from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Poland and Slovakia.

The resulting studies, research and surveys etc, are the basis for further discussions and pilot projects for the upturn in the use of waterways.

Results from the baseline study for INWAPO are the potential analysis for water bound goods and a market analysis for Austria.

An investigation of new connections on the Danube between Vienna and Budapest together with assets and a needs analysis for the Harbour Freudenau was carried out by identifying ‘good practices’ and ‘standards’ for intermodal facilities. Renowned representatives from Brussels, Vienna and the international business world were present at the ‘River dating’ event under the Inwapo framework.

A new forklift in the transshipment area was financed through small scale investment.

Until the end of 2016, the port of Vienna now offers current shipping forecasts and loading offers on its homepage. This is done using PortScout in cooperation with

The RIS Pilot projects, in close association with viaDonau, are also an enrichment for the port of Vienna. This electronic docking and disembarking service has been used since the summer of 2014.

RIS supports docking service

A pilot project was developed together with ViaDonau where RIS (River Information Service) should bring services for both the Harbour Vienna, shipping owners and customers.

Since the 1st of April 2014, the harbour master has been informed automatically via email about the docking and disembarkation times of ships in the harbour.

In addition to the safety aspects, this service brings additional possibilities regarding the calculation of harbour fees for the actual docking time. This is especially useful at weekends.

As a consequence, access to positioning data, cargo data and trip data from vessels is being discussed and its feasibility investigated. The target is to offer an arrival time calculation for harbour and vessels taking into consideration positioning data, messages for inland shipping and lock management. Offered in parallel are authorization explanations and terms of use for ship owners and their customers, in addition to individual appointments for potential companies with viaDonau and the Harbour.


Port Scout – Pilot project neutral internet platform

The Harbour Vienna is now offering shipping forecasts and docking offers in cooperation with

The information can be filtered according to region. can be contacted free of charge for information about a vessel or docking.

This neutral internet platform should enable the bundling of loads for transshipment companies, forwarders, shipping companies, shipping brokers, vessel owners, industry and the harbours, and also strengthen the awareness of inland shipping.

The port of Vienna can offer the following services on its website until the end of 2016:

on BargeScout (loading offer):

  • Date (zu Laden ab)

  • Type of goods (cargo)

  • Amount (Tonnage) of the cargo offered

  • Transport relationship (from - to)


on FrachtScout (shipping forecast):

  • Ready for use (region)

  • Tonnage ship

  • Ready for use from


FFG- Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft (Austrian Research Subsidy Co.)

The port of Vienna has newly organized goods mobility within the framework of the FFG initiative „Mobility in the Future“: „Alternative developments in vehicle technology.”  Three submissions as project partner were made; two of them have been approved.


PROJEKT IMPALA – Intermodal nodal point as urban logistics centre

The target of the feasibility project IMPALA is to establish the suitability of electric powered delivery vehicles at an intermodal transshipment point such as an inland harbour or train terminal.

IMPALA serves as the preparation of a concrete F&E project which will investigate the organizational and technological innovations necessary to carry out such a project.

The target of such a logistics centre is the bundling of transports, increasing the efficiency of goods distribution, guaranteeing the provision of services for all inhabitants of the urban area.

The use of alternative powered vehicles for urban transport can also lead to a large reduction in emissions.

IMPALA addresses an important current challenge in urban goods transport according to the ‘white paper’ on traffic. It makes a considerable contribution to environmental targets of CO2 free urban delivery.

Commissioned by: Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
Project partners:  Wiener Hafen, GmbH & Co KG
                                    ECONSULT Betriebsberatungsges.m.b.H.
                                    TINA International GmbH


PROJECT Optihubs – Optimization of logistics processes at a multi-modal node for the water goods segment using the example of the Harbour Vienna

Using the example of the port of Vienna, a standard optimization system has been developed for multi-modal nodes with innovative simulations algorithms. Its target is to connect logistic, business and administrative processes and frameworks. In addition, the potential for future goods segments for inland shipping is analyzed to encourage the highest penetration of ‘clean’ modes of transport.

Commissioned by: Technische Universität Wien, Department für Raumplanung, Fachbereich Verkehrssystemplanung  (Technical University Vienna, Dept. Of Urban and Regional Planning, Traffic systems Planning)

Project partners: Fachhochschule des BFI Wien GesmbH
                                 nast consulting ZT GmbH
                                 TINA International GesmbH
                                 Wiener Hafen GmbH & Co KG

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