The Regensburg port is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2010. Regensburg (obx) the Regensburg port 2010 celebrates its 100th birthday. The strongest envelope port on the Danube with impressive figures shines in its anniversary year. 7.1 million tonnes of goods are on the 400-acre port area now moves per year, handled 2.5 million tonnes between ship and land. In June 1910, the then Prince Regent Luitpold opened the Luitpoldhafen and the petroleum port of Regensburg.
The construction of the port had become necessary because the goods traffic at the former terminus of navigation on the Danube was getting bigger. During an eventful century this germ cell became the strongest envelope public inland port along the entire Danube navigable river and the central hub for time – and bulk both for Atlantic traffic via Rotterdam, as well as to local and far east of the mouth of the Danube to the Black Sea. About 90 companies with approximately 2,000 employees including logistics, are today located in the harbour of Regensburg, Shipping companies, forwarding agents, feed manufacturers, dealers and recyclers. Alone from 1997 to 2009 were invested by the operating company, the Bavaria port group, and the-based company more than 130 million euros in the construction of warehouse and production facilities, the renovation and expansion of port facilities. The inland waterway fleets from all over Europe gather today in Regensburg: from Rotterdam and over the Rhine are the ships of the Dutch, Belgian, Luxembourg and French companies with their charges.
Partly they are loaded here on Romanian, Bulgarian, Yugoslav, or German ships, which then go to the Black Sea. Earlier dominated bulk on the Danube vessels: coal, ore, grain, and also oil. The variety of goods that today will be transported by ship, is much wider: travel by boat today also food, chemical products and feed, ore, scrap, iron and steel, cars, agricultural and forestry products, stones and Earth, mineral oil, gas and fertilizer. Development of brake for navigation on the Danube and thus also for the further expansion of the Regensburg port is and remains the still not constructed section of the Danube between Straubing and Vilshofen. For decades, politicians and pundits argue, attacked by the conservationists, the optimisation of this approximately 70 km long section of the Danube shipping conditions. One of the consequences is a drastic increase of in truck traffic on highway runs parallel to the Danube from Regensburg via Vienna to Eastern Europe. The charge of a single vessel-rund 1300 below from A to B to transport, must at least 65 heavy 40-ton truck on the highway and they consume in four times as much fuel as a ship, exhaust pollution and road damage including. The Regensburg port manager but know: the time works for them. Only on the bayerichen major waterway is still almost unlimited space for predicted substantial further increase in the movement of goods between Western and Eastern Europe.