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Rhine River at Risk of Shipping Disruption Due to Low Water Levels

Since mid-April, water levels of the Rhine River, Europe’s most important waterway, have begun to drop to critical levels. This could disrupt shipping operations, in particular on the stretch from Koblenz to Rotterdam.  As of May 3, water levels at Kaub, one of the Rhine’s narrowest points south of Cologne,...

Manufacturing Supply Chains Suffer from Record Low Rhine Levels

Executive Summary Record low water levels on the Rhine have caused logistical and procurement challenges to manufacturing supply chains in EuropeChemical and steel plants along the Rhine have been forced to shut down production due to a shortage of raw materials, including at Thyssenkrupp, ArcelorMittal, BASF and SolvayAuto, electronics and...