Danube Counts Cost of Kosovo

Todd, Tom
October 1999
Logistics & Transport Focus;Oct99, Vol. 1 Issue 4, p19
Trade Publication
The closure of the Danube freight transport route for Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and Romania resulted to the financial losses for transport economies and ports. The closure was due the bombing of three bridges across the Danube at Novi Sad in Serbia where rubbles block the river making it difficult for shipping companies to pass through the river. The bombing ended in June but several inland cargo vessels were still stranded on the river in August. In line with the bombings, Economics ministers from the Danube countries met in Austria in June to urge the European Union to help coordinate clearance efforts in addition to the launch of a damage assessment probe by the Danube Commission. The bombings resulted to financial losses by shipping companies and ports.


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