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Green Logistics. Lower Austria's waterway makes it possible

Hafen mit Frachtschiff
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You want to expand to Austria or are considering an existing business expansion in Lower Austria? At the same time, does your logistics move large quantities or particularly heavy goods? Then a port location may be just the thing for you.

In Lower Austria, many location advantages come together. The central location, the best quality of life and a top modern infrastructure. This also includes the Danube waterway, which covers 286 km of picturesque stretch on its way through Lower Austria. An important lifeline in Europe, it stretches from the North Sea to the Black Sea and offers companies the opportunity to organise the movement of goods in a cost-effective and sustainable way.

As an outstanding example of the Danube infrastructure, we would like to highlight the port of Krems, which is operated by Rhenus Donauhafen Krems. It is an attractive port location that is almost exactly in the middle of the 3,500 km long Rhine-Main-Danube waterway. This means that the industrial centres of Western and Eastern Europe can be easily reached by water via the Rhine-Main-Danube.

Klaus Rockenbauer
© Klaus Rockenbauer

At the location, you can use the existing trimodal logistics infrastructure and combine it to create a customised solution. Whether by road, rail or waterway, all options are open to you at the port of Krems. Rhenus is at your side with an intelligent logistics infrastructure.

Services and sectors. To the point.

© Rhenus-Group

To ensure efficient supply chains, the Port of Krems offers comprehensive services such as transport, transhipment and storage of bulk goods, bulk general cargo, heavy cargo and equipment as well as rolling cargo. 

The focus is on goods such as coal, wood, paper, agricultural products, but also project cargo, steel and metals, building materials and minerals, as well as material flows for disposal and recycling. For the pre- and onward carriage to the terminals, Rhenus has concepts for transport by truck and rail as well as by coaster and inland waterway vessels.

As Lower Austria’s largest Danube transhipment hub, goods with a total volume of 625,000 tonnes were loaded and unloaded at the Port of Krems in the first half of 2021 (excl. ballast transports). This is a substantial increase of ten percent compared to the same period of the previous year.

© Rhenus-Group

Rent a business property or build a new one?

The Port of Krems is constantly expanding its range of logistics solutions to meet the high demand.

Halle Rhenus Donauhafen Krems
© Rhenus Donauhafen Krems

A new lightweight hall was recently added to the existing sidings, container cranes, handling facilities, warehouses and silos. Thus, since mid-August 2021 – with lightweight hall 11 – a further 4,250 square metres of storage space have been available. Keep it up!

If you would like to make your own property at the Port of Krems a reality, then now is exactly the right time window for you. A plot of land with 36,600m² is currently available for lease. If you wish, you can use the separate access road to the site with connection to the S5 motorway, or also the east side part of the harbour basin. A rarity on the Lower Austrian real estate market. Contact us today! We network you free of charge.

* The Rhenus Group is a globally operating logistics service provider with annual sales of EUR 5.4 billion. With more than 33,500 employees, Rhenus is present at over 820 locations. The business units Contract Logistics, Freight Logistics and Port Logistics ste. The Rhenus Group offers solutions for a wide range of industries along the entire supply chain, including multimodal transport, warehousing, customs clearance and innovative value-added services.

Have we aroused your interest in setting up a business at the Port of Krems or another Danube location in Lower Austria? Then we look forward to hearing from you. Contact us via or by phone +43 664 601 19721.

We will be happy to go through your location plans with you, check the market requirements and work out a location proposal that is optimally tailored to your needs. Our service is free of charge for you.

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Green Logistics in Lower Austria