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L'Elbe élargi à 98 mètres

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Elbe fairway widening: Now simpler for mega-ships to pass

From yesterday, vessels with a combined width of up to 98 metres may pass each other in a widened section of the Elbe known as the ‘passing box’. The five-kilometre stretch under Federal jurisdiction now has a width of 385 metres.

Similarly, the fairway along the 36-kilometre stretch between Wedel and the mouth of the Stör has been widened from 300 to 320 metres. From yesterday, in this segment ships with a combined width of 92 metres may pass or overtake each other.

“With the initial fairway widenings of the Elbe, meanw