Low water levels do not yet cause problems for inland shipping
Due to the heat, the water levels are lower than usual, however, inland navigation is not yet experiencing any major disruption reports the KBN (Royal Inland Navigation Netherlands). Customers can still be served well compared to 2018. Then we had to contend with very low water levels due to the drought and heat.
Should the water level really be too low, the ships will carry less so that they are not as deep in the water, and more ships will be deployed.
Most inland shippers can generally cope with low water levels, especially on the larger rivers such as the IJssel, Maas and Waal.
Currently the lock at Nijmegen is causing more problems than the water level. It is closed for maintenance, forcing barges to make detours and ultimately causing delays.