Waterways transport is part of industry strategy
29 April 2020
Navigable waterways in Europe are dotted with important industries active in the chemical, building, recycling, agricultural and other sectors. They rely for competitive supplies on their waterfront location and create employment in the wider region.
BASF in Ludwigshafen is the largest chemical complex worldwide with 35,316 direct & indirect employees.
The Rhine is their most important transport route with 40% of its annual goods turnover carried by ship. Reliable waterway infrastructure is a conditio sine qua non for their competitive position worldwide.
Reliable information on shipping conditions and climate proofing infrastructure to counter-act low water levels are vital to keep the company competitive.