Will the drought in Europe affect your river cruise vacation?
The download platform is broken. The worst news I've ever read about Europe, especially the amount of water flowing down the Rhine, comes mostly from the Maritime Sea. "The Rhine is an important highway and transport route in France, connecting Germany and Switzerland," says Schleiner. Merchant ships are generally not capable of carrying cargo at high tide. The weight of the cargo carried by the ship affects the draft (distance between land and sea). Because heavy ships are in the water, a long distance from the water's edge to the river bed is required to navigate the river safely without damaging it. If a ship has to reduce its tonnage to navigate in shallower waters, it can carry less tonnage. Businesses need more ships to transport the same volume of cargo, and freight rates are rising, having a negative impact on the European economy. According to Schreiner, the latest boom in Europe in 2018 had an economic impact of €5.4m (£4.49m). I understand why people are c