Extreme Low Water – further limitations on the Lower Rhine
According to forecasts by the "Elektronischen Wasserstraßen Informationssystem" ( www.elwis.de),
the gauge level at the Duisburg-Ruhrort Gauge will fall below the 181 cm mark in the next few days.
This will further reduce the load capacity of the barges. Unfortunately there is already a shortage of
available inland vessel capacities and weather forecasts do not predict any substantial rainfall, so
that the situation cannot be expected to improve in the short term.
For this reason we are extending our Low Water surcharge table on the Lower Rhine to include a further surcharge rate:
Duisburg-Ruhrort Gauge 20' container 40' container
180 cm – 171 cm € 125.00 per container € 160.00 per container
The Low Water surcharge is only made for full (loaded) containers. This provision applies until further
We shall continue to make every effort to transport your containers punctually and in good time. As an
alternative we can offer rail transports from our terminals in Duisburg and Neuss, however these capacities are also limited.
Due to the difficult situation we must regretfully point out that adhesion to delivery dates can no longer be guaranteed in every case and that, according to our General Terms and Conditions (AGB), an obligation to transport on our part no longer applies when the gauge level at the Duisburg-Ruhrort Gauge falls below 181 cm.
We hope for your understanding, and ask you to pass on this information to all responsible.