German chemical producer OXEA said mounting logistical difficulties along the Rhine might force it to trim production rates in order to manage stocks in the coming weeks. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now “The longer the problem continues, the more difficulties we have to expect, which could ultimately force us to adjust production levels in order to manage inventories,” said Jan Hille, OXEA Executive Vice President Global Supply Chain. With water levels on the Rhine expected to continue hovering at record lows, a number of German petrochemicals plants are already curtailing production. OXEA has production assets in Marl Oberhausen, Monheim, around the Duisburg/Dusseldorf area. Rhine water levels at Dusseldorf were last measured at 25 cm on Wednesday morning and at Duisburg-Ruhrort at 152 cm, both record lows, according to German waterways authority WSV. In Kaub, a key chokepoint further up the […]