August 4th, 2022


Information low water surcharge below 1.80m


We already informed you about the low water situation on the Rhine and the exorbitantly increased cost in inland shipping with our newsletter of 22.07.2022. Due to persistent drought, the Rhine level drops steadily. According to today’s forecast, a water level of less than 1.80 m (level Duisburg-Ruhrort) is expected Sunday.
Because of this, we have to introduce further surcharge scales for low water.
In case of water level below 1.80 m please note surcharges for this low water period as follows:
Measuring-point        Surcharge per full
Duisburg Ruhrort          20‘            40‘
1,80 m – 1,71 m      € 144,00   € 186,00
1,70 m – 1,61 m      € 204,00   € 264,00
1,60 m – 1,51 m      € 288,00   € 366,00
1,50 m – 1,41 m      € 390,00   € 486,00
The water level in Duisburg-Ruhrort at 05:00 am on departure day is subject to
Of course, we keep you informed about the development of the water levels and kindly ask you to stay in close contact with our Customer Service Teams, since the handling of the quantities is an increasingly difficult task. We will undertake all possible measures to deliver maximum volume on time, but ask for your understanding that at these extremely low water levels our capacity limits can be reached.