Rhine closes to barge traffic

Low water levels resulting from a lengthy heatwave across Europe have forced the closure of the Rhine to barge operations for the first time in four years.

The river’s closure couldn’t come at a worse time for European supply chains, which are already contending with out of tune vessel schedules, severe port congestion, driver shortages and the repercussions of the war in Ukraine.

Source of Image: Handelsblatt  

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