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HISTORY & DEVELOPMENT

The idea of constructing a port at the confluence of the rivers Enns and Danube was first developed in the 1960s by Prince Kraft Alexander of Hohenlohe-Oehringen. The concept originated from plans he had drawn himself, and was turned into reality when construction began in 1974. Initially the port of Enns operated as a purely industrial port for the petro-chemical industrial complex.

When the chemical industry left Enns, the development of a new concept, to evolve from an industrial port to a public trade port with private handling companies, became necessary. With the implementation of this project in 1994, the start of commercial port operations began.






1974: Policy decision by the ministry for the construction of the port of Enns
1976: Founding of the port of Enns corporation
1979-1994: Transformation of the river Enns into a harbour basin in three phases
1st PHASE: Broadening the Enns from 50 m to approximately 200 m over a length of 2.5 km
excavation to achieve the depth necessary for inland shipping
gravel was applied to raise the level (high-water protection)
removal of the peninsula between the Danube and the estuary of Enns
2nd PHASE: From 1993 onwards the western and eastern port basins were built.
700 m of quays constructed.
1994 - beginning of commercial port operations
3rd PHASE: Western port basin extended to 900 m.
Further quay construction (1,050 m)
2000-2007: Construction of a logistics centre in three stages – headquarter of Ennshafen OÖ Ltd.
2004: Opening of the container terminal Enns
2008: Signing of a cooperation agreement with the port of Galati
2009: Signing of a cooperation agreement with the port of Hamburg
2009-2010: Expanding the transfer station from four to six blocktrain tracks.
Construction of quay 21 –additional 360 m
2011: Add additional storeys to the container terminal office building.
Create additional container storage space.
Create an information and event space.
2015: new operator of Container terminal Enns and feeder line


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