Posted on July 27, 2022

Water levels on the Rhine in Germany have again fallen and freight ships are still unable to sail fully loaded, navigation authorities said on Monday.

Shallow water is continuing to hinder shipping on the entire river in Germany. Freight shipping on the river continues but ships often carry greatly reduced loads, said German inland waterways navigation agency WSA.

During low water navigation authorities do not close the river, it is up to ship owners to decide if they can operate safely.

Vessels were again sailing half to a quarter full of freight depending on their type. Loads are being spread between more vessels, increasing costs for cargo owners.

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