Due to recent low water levels on the river Rhine, we wish to inform you about the applicable low water surcharges:

Pegel KAUB* surcharges (applies to laden container only)

Measuring Point 20' 40'
Measuring Point
< 1,51m="">
20'
EUR 30
40'
EUR 40
Measuring Point
< 1,31m="">
20'
EUR 45
40'
EUR 60
Measuring Point
< 1,11m="">
20'
EUR 60
40'
EUR 75
Measuring Point
< 1,01m="">
20'
EUR 75
40'
EUR 100
Measuring Point
< 0,91m="">
20'
EUR 100
40'
EUR 135
Measuring Point
< 0,81m="">
20'
EUR 175
40'
EUR 225
Measuring Point
< 0,71m="">
20'
EUR 240
40'
EUR 300
Measuring Point
< 0,61m="">
20'
EUR 320
40'
EUR 425
Measuring Point
< 0,51m="">
20'
EUR 475
40'
EUR 625
Measuring Point
< 0,41m="">
20'
EUR 600
40'
EUR 775
Measuring Point
< 0,31m="">
20'
EUR 775
40'
EUR 950

Duisburg Ruhport** surcharges (applies to laden container only)

Measuring Point 20' 40'
Measuring Point
< 2,71m="">
20'
EUR 20
40'
EUR 25
Measuring Point
< 2,51m="">
20'
EUR 40
40'
EUR 52
Measuring Point
< 2,26m="">
20'
EUR 60
40'
EUR 75
Measuring Point
< 2,01m="">
20'
EUR 85
40'
EUR 100
Measuring Point
< 1,81m="">
20'
EUR 125
40'
EUR 180
Measuring Point
< 1,61m="">
20'
EUR 165
40'
EUR 260

*Covers Middle- / Upper Rhine up to and incl. Basel
**Covers Lower Rhine up to and incl. Bonn

  • Low Water Surcharge levels according to the Electronic Waterways Information System, please visit this webpage for more information
  • Export shipments: Date of empty container delivery at customer´s facility
  • Import shipments: Date of pick-up of full container at mainliner´s discharge terminal

These costs are charged to Maersk and will be passed directly to our customers. Kindly note that if water levels are below 81cm at Kaub, we cannot give a loading guarantee anymore.

The low water situation is an exceptional and unforeseeable situation that is beyond our control and cannot be predicted, neither the severity nor the duration.

We appreciate your understanding and support to overcome this extraordinary situation together.

For further information please contact your local Maersk office.

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