Posted on December 13, 2011

During one of the driest Novembers in record in Europe, shipping on the Rhine was forced to carry reduced volumes of freight, with consequent increases in freight rates. Rain has finally fallen in Germany and Austria, which has allowed ships to take full levels of freight for the whole German section of the river.

However levels on the Danube are still low, and ships are carrying only at around 80% of their usual capacity.

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