The Rhine is the waterway which flows from Germany to the Netherlands. It covers almost up to the navigable length of 700km from Germany to Switzerland. The river Rhur is joined to the waterways from the Eastern side. The Rhine Waterways is the most heavily used inland waterways and it is mostly because of a few reasons in which the most important reasons are discussed below:
• It passes from Germany to the Netherlands. It almost 700km navigable length from Rotterdam in Netherland to the Basel in Switzerland.
• This route of waterways connects to the major industrial units in Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and Netherlands with a combination of North Atlantic Sea Route.
• Raw materials for the industries located near the sea route are being imported from other countries and that is being transported through this route.
• Even the finished goods that are produces by the industries are being transported through the Rhine Waterways.
• Overall the waterway transportation is cheapest compared to airways and roadways. Therefore the being located near to the waterways the industrial units majorly use this waterway for the transportation of goods and services.
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