With cargo ships on the Rhine, a lot of space can be seen on the ship these days. This is because the load is much lighter than usual. In a way, Peter is responsible for this.

The drought is severely restricting the business of cargo ships on the Rhine and other rivers in Germany. “We are only allowed to transport about 50 percent of the amount that we could transport,” said the board member of the German Transport Cooperative for inland waterways, Roberto Spranzi, of the dpa in Duisburg.