Overhauling the Rhine’s fleet of 8,900 ships for shallow water could total around €90 billion ($99 billion). And that’s just part of the costs to keep commerce flowing.
There’s extra inventories and the space to store them, as well as government plans to reengineer the river, which are slow in coming.
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