Rhine

Port-of-Duisburg-(Germany)---Axe-RhinThe Rhine axis constitutes the backbone of inland navigation in Europe. It links the largest seaports of Europe to their hinterland and to a large number of intermodal nodes.

More than two-thirds of all goods carried by European waterways are transported on the Rhine – Europe’s busiest waterway. The Rhine axis is also characterized by its high density of population and economic activity.

With more than 50 Mio t/year, Duisburg is the biggest inland port of the corridor followed by Liège, Cologne, Strasbourg and Ludwigshafen. Rotterdam is the biggest maritime port of the corridor followed by Amsterdam and Antwerp. The Network penetration on the Rhine also thanks to its main tributaries (Meuse, Moselle, Main, Neckar) which act as “feeders” of the artery.

The Rhine is integrated into the Rhine-Alpine corridor of the trans-European transport network (TEN-T).

2/3 OF ALL GOODS CARRIED BY EUROPEAN WATERWAYS PASS THROUGH THE RHINE

Picture : Port of Duisburg

 


 

Type of goods carried on the Rhine in 2014

Source: Calculation CCNR Secretariat on the basis of destatis data

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