Administrative Barriers - Influence on Port Management Operations

  • Andra Luciana Turcanu (Marcu) University “Dunarea de Jos” of Galati
  • Carmen Marilena Gasparotti University “Dunarea de Jos” of Galati
Keywords: port management; goods trassshipped; inland waterways; administrative barriers; Danube region


This paper refers to the impact of the port management operations on the goods transshipped on
the inland waterways. I proposed to analyze the administrative barriers and their impact on the level of goods
transhiped. During the time more and more port operators state that the import/export/transit process it is
hampered by a number of factors. External good practices, that might be beneficial for inland waterway in the
Danube Region have been identified and described. The identified good practices can serve as examples to be
used for the optimization of processes at the Danube inland waterway. The factors that influence the
management of import- export operations in inland waterways and will be analyzed in this paper are: border
Police, tax and customs; navigation/traffic control authorities; port authorities/administrations; waterway &
canal administration; other relevant authorities imposing barriers.

Author Biographies

Andra Luciana Turcanu (Marcu), University “Dunarea de Jos” of Galati

PhD Student

Carmen Marilena Gasparotti, University “Dunarea de Jos” of Galati

Professor, PhD


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