UPDATE II High Water
The high water situation has now worsened considerably. At the Maxau Gauge, which is decisive for the stretch from Germersheim to Iffezheim, the level is still above High Water Mark II (758 cm at present) and thus this section is closed to shipping. The closure is not expected to be lifted before Sunday.
The section of the Rhine from Iffezheim to Basel is also still closed to shipping, as the locks have been closed due to high water. We regret that we are not able to make a statement about a possible time of re-opening at present.
Unfortunately the section between Ottmarsheim ("Kemb" lock) up to and including Basel is also closed to shipping as of this morning, and an improvement of the situation is not yet in sight.
We will continue to keep you informed promptly about the latest situation.