20 Jun 2016


The Rhine near Karlsruhe (between Iffezheim and Maxau) is still closed to shipping. From a gauge level of 750 cm upwards, navigation is no longer allowed. This morning a level of 785 cm was measured. There is also a shipping ban along shorter sections of the Rhine near Vogelgrün/Breisach am Rhein.

Due to rainfall over the weekend, levels at the Maxau Gauge will rise slightly higher in the course of today. Present forecasts indicate that the Maxau section of the Rhine will be closed to shipping at least until Wednesday, 22 June 2016. Under these circumstances, regular shipping along the Rhine cannot be guaranteed: We regret that big delays in import barge arrivals are to be expected. Export barges with departures at the end of last week will arrive at the seaport with substantial delays. We will continue to keep you informed of the latest developments with regard to the high water situation, and we thank you for your understanding.


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