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Rhine River - Low Water Surcharge

07 August 2019

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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