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 الجفاف يضرب طريق الشحن في نهر الراين infographic


الجفاف يضرب طريق الشحن في نهر الراين

By Phil Bainbridge

August 12, 2022 - تناقص منسوب المياه في نهر الراين يهدد الحركة التجارية بالوصول إلى طريق مسدود، في الوقت الذي تعتمد فيه الصناعة في أوروبا الوسطى وأوروبا الشرقية على هذا الممر المائي.

The Rhine has dried up to the point of becoming all but impassable at the key bottleneck at Kaub, west of Frankfurt, potentially disrupting the trade of coal and diesel and other raw materials throughout Europe, with Germany’s industrial heartland, the Ruhr, particularly reliant.

The water level at Kaub is set to drop below 40cm in the coming days, at which point barges will no longer be able to carry a full load, increasing the cost per unit of cargo and making it uneconomical.

PUBLISHED: 12/08/2022; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images