Will the drought in Europe affect your river cruise vacation?
The loading ship is bad The terrible news that I read about Europe, in particular the level of water that falls along the Rhine, mainly concerns the European maritime department. "The Rhine is an important highway in France and a transport means that Germany and Switzerland connect," says Schliner. Merchant ships cannot carry general cargo at low tide. The weight of the cargo this ship is carrying affects the drag (the distance between the floor and the waterline). Heavy ships are in the water, so they need a long distance from the buoy line to the river bed to move safely without damaging the river. If a ship has to reduce its tonnage to cross shallow water, it can carry a small cargo in place. Businesses need more ships to transport the same amount of goods, and freight rates are rising, all of which have a negative impact on the European economy. According to Schreiner, the last water level in Europe in 2018 had an estimated economic impact of 5.4 million euros (4.49 milli