Freight transport on inland waterways

Transport volume on inland waterways

8.3 million tonnes
Gone up +0.3 % compared to 2020


The survey of freight transport on the Danube includes the transport of goods with vessels, of which the loading and unloading port is located on Austrian waterways or leads over these. Data for goods transport are transmitted monthly to Statistics Austria by the offices of loading and unloading ports, the reporting places respectively the cargo handling companies as well as by the lock Ottensheim. The results refer to the number of transportations as well as the transport volume and transport performance in national and international transport. 

The survey concerning vessel traffic covers the number of loaded and unloaded vessels passing locks on the Austrian part of the Danube. Data are collected monthly and aggregated per lock and per type of vessel. These results of the vessel traffic are published monthly.

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Freight transport on inland waterways: transport volume in tonnes 2017 - 2021 (graph)

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, inland waterways Statistics. Compiled on 30 March 2022.

Q: Statistik Austria, Binnenschiffahrtsstatistik. Erstellt am 30.06.2022.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, inland waterways statistics. Compiled on 30 March 2022.

S: STATISTIK AUSTRIA, inland waterways statistics. Rounding differences may occur. - Without push or pull ships. Compiled on 30 March 2022.

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2022-03-30 file Freight transport volume on the river Danube increased by 0.3% in 2021
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