APDL presented Douro’s Inland Waterway 2020


On 23 July, this Port Authority APDL – Administração dos Portos do Douro, Leixões e Viana do Castelo, presented its intervention project - Douro's Inland Waterway 2020 - on board of "Douro Cruiser" vessel.


Douro's Inland Waterway 2020 is a 74 million euros project for a period of five years. The main objective is to transform the Douro River in a safe waterway with good trading routes in order to contribute for the European Transport Purposes for 2020. The first phase concerning project studies is already approved, for a period of two years, which means an investment of 4.7 million euros.


Late June, this Port Authority has assumed the management of the Inland Waterway of Douro River, previously under the responsibility of IMT - Instituto da Mobilidade e dos Transportes (Institute for Mobility and Transports).


APDL has now the responsibility for the promotion, development and maintenance of infrastructures and equipment in this waterway, as well as its administration and coordination. A new consultative body, the Council of Douro Navigability has been created for this purpose.