Will the drought in Europe affect your river cruise vacation?
The download site is down. The worst news I've read about Europe, especially the amount of water entering the Rhine, comes mostly from the European Sea. "The Rhine is an important highway and transport route in France, connecting Germany and Switzerland," says Schleiner. Merchant ships cannot normally carry goods at high tide. The weight of the cargo carried by the ship affects the draft (distance between land and sea). Since heavy ships are in the water, a long distance from the water's edge to the channel is required to safely navigate the river without damaging it. If a ship has to reduce its tonnage for shallow water navigation, it will have a smaller capacity. Companies need more ships to carry the same amount of goods, and shipping rates are rising, all of which have a negative impact on the European economy. Europe's latest advances in 2018 had an economic impact of 5.4 million euros (4.49 million pounds). I understand why people are upset. However, the sa