High Water UPDATE IV
There have been slight changes in water levels in the Upper Rhine. They are tending to fall, however at the Maxau Gauge (780 - 770 cm) the level is still at High Water Mark II. Consequently the closure of the Rhine to shipping still remains in place.
At present an end to the closure cannot be expected before the morning of Thursday 23.06.2016. Germersheim can now be accessed again by our fleet travelling upstream. In Speyer the shipping ban has now be lifted. Unfortunately the stretch from Iffezheim to Basel is still closed, as the locks are being kept closed due to the high water. An improvement in the situation here is not foreseeable at present.