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The Rhine is shrinking, endangering Europe's top economy - Egypt Independent

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Lack of rainfall in recent months means that cargo ships are now carrying lighter loads. Water flows at the Kaub gauge, located to the west of Frankfurt, were already at just 45% of average levels. The situation is reminiscent of 2018, when similar problems with the river led to a standstill of freight shipping.
1 month ago·D O, Germany

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The Rhine is shrinking, endangering Europe's top economy - Egypt Independent

Dortmund/London (CNN Business) – Germany’s Rhine river is getting too dry, snarling supply chains and creating more problems for its struggling economy.Water in the river has dropped to “exceptionally low” levels in some areas, disrupting shipping on the country’s most important inland waterway, German officials told CNN on Friday.A lack of rainfall in recent months means that cargo ships are now carrying lighter loads, transport costs are soari…

1 month ago·Cairo, Egypt
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