Rhein Wasserstand verursacht Engpässe im Handel infographic
Grafik zeigt die Probleme am Rhein


Rhein Wasserstand verursacht Engpass im Handel

By Phil Bainbridge

August 12, 2022 - Schwindender Wasserstand am Rhein droht die Wirtschaft entlang der Strecke zum Stillstand zu bringen, denn zentral- und osteuropäische Industrie ist von dieser Wasserstraße abhängig.

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