21 Aug 2018

Possible difficulties and increased costs for barges calling at the RWG Terminal in Rotterdam, due to low water on the Rhine

In order to ensure optimum handling of containers transported by barge, in the last few months many terminals have introduced a "Minimum Call Size", meaning a minimum quantity of handlings per barge. In the case of the Rotterdam World Gateway Terminal (RWG) this minimum number is 15 containers. This measure reduces the congestion problems, and indeed it is welcomed by Contargo. Normally, reaching this minimum quantity presents no problem for us.

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17 Aug 2018

UPDATE Congestion in Antwerp and Rotterdam

At present waiting times for our barges in Antwerp are between 24 und 48 hours.

In Rotterdam delays are between 12 and 48 hours.

We ask for your understanding in this continuing situation.

03 Aug 2018

UPDATE Low Water surcharges Kaub Gauge below 0.71 m

According to the forecast of the electronic inland waterway information system ELWIS ("Elektronisches Wasserstrassen Informationssystem") www.elwis.de, in the next few days the Kaub Gauge level is expected to fall below the 0.71 m mark. This will further reduce the loading capacities of barges. Unfortunately there is already a shortage of available load capacities, and no substantial rainfall is forecast, so that no improvement in the situation can be expected in the short term.

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Water levels

21 Aug 2018

Kaub 67 -1 LWS
Ruhrort 192 -1 LWS
Emmerich 40 -3 LWS

LWS information here

Energy surcharge

BAF Index

08/2018
9
09/2018
8

More Information here

TFS Index

08/2018
0
09/2018
0

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