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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