London — Amid very low water levels on the River Rhine, traders are finding alternative routes to supply gasoil to inland demand centers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland via railcar and pipeline, leading to increased cargo flows to ports in northern Germany and the Adriatic. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now A shallow Rhine due to a prolonged dry spell continues to hamper the shipment of 50 ppm and 0.1% gasoil on barges. Forecasts by WSV, the German waterways authority, foresee levels at key choke-point Kaub falling to 27 cm by Friday from a low of 31 cm Tuesday, increasing the constraints on barge activity. Faced with these persistent restrictions, market participants turning to alternative modes of transportation to transport products inland. Greater volumes of product from Northwest Europe and the Mediterranean have been brought via cargoes to the German port of Hamburg […]