Handling times may have halved in a week, but this masks a deteriorating situation along North Europe’s inland waterways.
Low water levels mean barges are less likely to be able to carry full loads.
Contargo is reporting wait times of just 36 hours, the lowest this year, for Rotterdam, close to half the 71 hours recorded just seven days earlier, but the barge operator noted: “Water levels on the Rhine are continuing …
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Source: The Loadstar