In light of the current low water levels on the Rhine River at Kaub, barge transports are affected due to draft restrictions. Please note that other locations might be affected in the near future too. Consequently, we shall apply a low water surcharge for both Import and Export, with immediate effect, as illustrated in the tables below:
Kindly appreciate that these costs, whilst charged to Hapag-Lloyd by River barge operators, are for the account of the cargo and will be passed on accordingly.
In case of water levels at Kaub falling below 81cm, Ruhrort below 181cm or Cologne below 106cm, we regret that a loading guarantee for your cargo cannot be granted anymore at that point.
Whilst currently the low water situation is resolved in light of recent weather conditions, for ease of monitoring the actual water levels can also be viewed on the german "elwis.de" website.
We thank you for your understanding and shall keep you informed once water levels are back to normal.