Information on the Danube fairway
In this part of the Danube „Logistic Information“ you can find useful information about the Danube waterway in one place. We offer you information on the weather in Slovak section of the Danube, water level in the Slovak section of the Danube, information about bridges, vessel size limitations, standarized navigation measures published by the Transport Authority of Slovak Republic, Slovak RIS Portal where you can find all usefull information about Slovak section of the Danube river, European RIS portal, information about Upgrade of Gabcikovo Locks project and new knowledge from online magazines dealing with waterborne transport.
Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute
The Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute (SHMI) is a specialized organization providing hydrological and meteorological services at the national and international level. The SHMI was established by the former Ministry of Forestry and Water Management on 1 January 1969, and the scope of its activities is currently laid down in Act no. 201/2009 on state hydrological and meteorological services. The SHMI is the successor of institutions that were providing hydrological and meteorological services in Slovakia from the mid-19th century. It is state-subsidised organisation operating under the Slovak Ministry of Environment.
The SHMI’s activities include the following: monitoring of quantitative and qualitative parameters of the air and water in Slovak territory; collecting, verifying, interpreting and archiving data and information on the condition and regime of air and water; describing developments in the atmosphere and hydrosphere; and issuing forecasts, warnings and other information regarding the atmosphere and hydrosphere. All the aforementioned data, information and other research are made available to the public.
Information on the Danube water level:
The river information services (RIS) are the harmonised information services that support traffic and transport management in inland navigation, including interfaces to other transport modes. RIS do not deal principally with internal commercial activities among companies, but are available for interfacing with commercial processes.
Ports and terminals: Information about port and terminal on Slovak section of the Danube
Bridges: Information about bridges on the Slovak stretch of the Danube
Restrictions of vessel and convoy dimensions: Information permitted dimensions (max. length and breadth) of vessels and convoys on the Danube waterway
Notices to skippers: Standardized navigation measures
European RIS portal:
Transport Authority was established by the Act No. 402/2013 Coll. on Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Postal Services and on Transport Authority and on amendments of several acts, coming into force on 1 January 2014 as a state administrative body with nationwide operation in the area of railways and other guided transport, civil aviation and inland waterway transport. Transport Authority is a legal successor of the Railway Regulatory Authority, Civil Aviation Authority of the Slovak Republic and State Navigation Administration.
Inland water transport
Inland Waterway Division undertakes the tasks and activities in the area of inland waterway navigation in accordance with Act No. 338/2000 Coll. on Inland Navigation and on Amendments to Some Acts as amended by later regulations.
Navigation measures: Information on navigation measures on the Slovak section of the Danube
Information about current situation on Gabčíkovo locks:
Information about project The upgrade of Gabčíkovo locks:
Government Representative’s website for the construction and operation of the Gabčíkovo-Nagymaros water dams (only in SK):
Online magazine also about water transport.
An article about slovak ports and berths:
Transport and Logistic
Online magazine about on logistics and water transport