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Maersk: Low Rhine water levels and Felixstowe strike prompt delays

Major northern European ports stand to be affected by delays due to the Rhine drying up and a planned strike at the UK Port of Felixstowe, Maersk warns.

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The summer drought in Europe has rendered the water level of the Rhine so low that barge sailing has ceased in many places, and the problems are spreading to other links in transport chains, liner company Maersk warns in an advisory update on the Port of Rotterdam and northern Europe issued to its customers.

”The situation is aggravated by the low water on the Rhine, caused by the prevailing high temperatures coupled with a lack of rainfall,” Maersk writes:

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