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Shipping disruption continues as Rhine water levels fall again in Germany

HAMBURG, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Water levels on the river Rhine in Germany have fallen again in dry weather on Friday, with some vessels no longer able to sail, shipping operators and brokers said. Rhine cargo shipping continues, but with vessels sometimes forced to sail three-quarters empty with cargo owners often needing to pay for four vessels to transport their loads instead of one.
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Low Rhine water levels threaten Germany's economic growth

* Low river levels disrupt shipping, hike freight costs * German economy could take additional hit - economists * Barges only partially laden * Disruption could hit coal power plants By Rene Wagner and Toby Sterling BERLIN/LOBITH, Netherlands, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Already bracing for recession and winter energy shortages, German businesses are grappling with the lack of another precious commodity: rain.
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Low Rhine water levels another drain on Germany's economy

* Low river levels disrupt shipping, hike freight costs * German economy could take additional hit - economists * Barges only partially laden * Disruption could hit coal power plants By Rene Wagner and Toby Sterling BERLIN/LOBITH, Netherlands, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Already bracing for recession and winter energy shortages, German businesses are grappling with the lack of another precious commodity: rain.
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BASF may have to cut production due to low Rhine water levels- statement

BERLIN, Aug 5 (Reuters) - German chemicals giant BASF BASFn.DE said it could not rule out needing to make cuts to production in the coming weeks due to low water levels on the Rhine river, one of the key logistics arteries for Europe's largest economy. "Currently, production is not affected by the low water," the company said in an e-mailed statement on Friday.
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BASF readies more ammonia production cuts in gas supply crunch

* BASF cut ammonia output in Sept, now reducing it further * Yara's ammonia output across Europe is 27% below capacity * SKW, Ineos say monitoring situation closely By Ludwig Burger FRANKFURT, July 27 (Reuters) - Germany's BASF BASFn.DE , the world's largest chemical company, is cutting ammonia production further due to soaring natural gas prices, it said on Wednesday, with potential ramifications from farming to fizzy drinks.
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