low water levels hinder shipping

Harvested grains are stuck in warehouses because the low water level of the River Danube means that river shipments have basically stopped, the daily Magyar Idők said on Tuesday.

Demand remains high yet producers are having to sit on deals until they can be concluded by a later shipment, the paper said.

There has been very little rain in the past few months and this has also affected sales. But most grain stocks exit the country via the Danube and ship traffic is virtually paralysed, it added.

As we have reported a month ago, as a result of a lack of rain in the recent period, the record low level of the Danube has been broken at various sections along the river.

The water level of the River Danube has continued to drop from a recent record low, dipping to 41 cm at Budapest…

Source: MTI

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