Drought in Europe limits river transportation of goods

Droughts across Europe are causing some countries like Germany to prioritize rail transportation for materials and equipment that are essential to energy production, as shipping by river is becoming a challenge with the low water levels.  

Germany also referred gas and transformer equipment for power production and transmission to be given priority over passenger services and other industrial requirements amid the Rhine’s shocking drought levels.

Stranded boats lie on the dried river bed of the Danube in the city of Novi Sad, Serbia, and France’s Loire River revealed its dried banks as historic droughts hit Loireauxence, France.

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