A Novel Visualisation Tool for Reliable Inland Navigation

Matthias Prandtstetter, Peter Widhalm, Herfried Leitner, Immanuel Czege

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Within this paper, we present a novel visualisation tool for inland navigation. The main contributions of the tool are that (a) water levels of rivers can be compared on a yearly basis, (b) infrastructural measures (e.g., fairway channel deepening) and their impacts on the water levels can be easily evaluated, (c) single trip planning for captains is eased as water level conditions along the trips are considered, and (d) evaluations of shipping strategies can be easily evaluated (and accordingly adjusted). For this purpose, data has been collected on the Danube River for five consecutive years and for eight critical bottlenecks. Based on this data, the visualisation has been developed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3537-3544
Number of pages8
JournalTransportation Research Procedia
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2023

Research Field

  • Integrated Transport Optimisation


  • modal shift in freight transportation
  • inland navigation
  • ighting extreme weather conditions
  • greening freight transport


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