The aim is to ensure that this section is future-proof and safe for modern ship dimensions, i.e. large motorized cargo ships (GMS) and pushed convoys (SV), and thus to increase transport capacity via the WDK. The urgency/bottleneck elimination (VB-E) classification in the Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan 2030 shows an urgent need for the W23 project. The project is located within the core network of federal waterways. The Wesel-Datteln Canal is classified as category A in accordance with its traffic importance.
Alexander Jarisch, Weimar