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.

Go back

Singapore, one of the world's most significant maritime hubs, is currently facing severe port

Up to four hours lost: the desolate handling situation at two Hamburg terminals is causing trucking

A surprisingly strong market, plus lower vessel capacity due to the Red Sea crisis, is creating a

Singapore-based Grace Ocean has officially declared General Average on its vessel, the

© 2024 KOPF & LÜBBEN GMBH

You are using an outdated browser. The website may not be displayed correctly. Close