Dutch shipowner Future Proof Shipping (FPS), the EU-funded Flagships project, and the Interreg-funded ZEM Ports NS project have launched the groundbreaking H2 Barge 2. The hydrogen-powered vessel will ship goods completely emission-free on the Rhine between Rotterdam,...
The Rhine river, a vital lifeline of transportation and trade in Europe, is currently grappling with the pressing challenge of falling water levels. Barge transports passing through the measuring point at “Kaub” are particularly impacted due to draught...
Germany has plans to deepen the Rhine river to tackle bottlenecks that occur during low-water periods. According to the Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan (Bundesverkehrswegeplan) 2030, the navigation channel between St. Goar and Wiesbaden will be deepened from...
Ships are allowed again on the Rhine and Meuse, according to Dutch trade organisation for inland navigation Koninklijke BLN-Schuttevaer. Almost all shipping routes are now accessible again after a ban was previously imposed due to flooding and high water levels. The...
Inland shipping on the Meuse in Limburg, the Netherlands, is still suspended due to the very high water levels, strong current speeds and floating debris in the river. Parts of the Rhine in Germany and Switzerland are also closed to ships. Yet, German authorities...
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