Rhine Oil Barge Capacity


Low water levels on the Rhine River mean that barges hauling middle distillate-type oil products typically gasoil/diesel past Kaub, Germany, are limited to loading a little more than half of their full capacity, according to Riverlake Barging, a brokerage.

A 110m standard barge loading in Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp which can haul 2.5k tons when fully laden is limited to taking on about 1.4k tons if sailing to destinations beyond Kaub.

NOTE: Rhine water levels at Kaub have fallen sharply in recent days.

By Jack Wittels at Bloomberg