How Warming Climate Affects Maritime and Barge Transportations

Rising temperatures caused by climate change have led to frequent and prolonged severe drought in major waterways around the world, particularly at the Panama Canal and the Rhine used by shipping vessels

The fluctuation of river levels creates problems for shipping barges as they need to carry less cargo to navigate safely and simultaneously face an increment of freight rate per unit of cargo, while manufacturers grapple with shipment delays that are needed for production. This Resilience360 Special Report takes a closer look at the two case studies on the Panama Canal’s draft restrictions and the low water levels on the Rhine as well as explores the measures manufactures can adopt to face water-scarcity challenges.