Rhine-Alpine News

Netherlands’ Minister Van Nieuwenhuizen receives Mannheim Convention at the Maritime Museum


Photo (Port of Rotterdam, Marco de Swart), from left to right: Bert Boer (General Director Maritime Museum), Cora van Nieuwenhuizen (Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management), Allard Castelein (CEO Port of Rotterdam Authority).

A unique document arrived by police boat at the Maritime Museum Rotterdam: the Mannheim Convention. Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen (Infrastructure and Water Management) accepted the convention, which has ensured free trade on the Rhine for over a century and a half. To mark the 150th anniversary of the convention, the document has been making a historic journey over the Rhine. It has already been exhibited in Mannheim, Bonn and Duisburg, and will now be on display in the Maritime Museum for several months:



Mobility systems research bundled in Karlsruhe

“Profilregion: High Performance Center for Mobility Research” is the association of Karlsruhe’s institutions for research and teaching in the field of mobility systems. To keep its leading role, the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg bundles its competences here. Opening was on May 10. Find out more: https://www.profilregion-ka.de/index.php/en/


“Diamond” solves traffic problem in South Holland


Illustration: Province of South Holland

The Province of South Holland has opened a new exit of motorway A44 on May 27. A completely new design, the “diamond”, replaces the traditional cloverleaf. Depending on the routes of main traffic flows, a “diamond” can be superior to traditional concepts. This is demonstrated in a simulation (in Dutch language): https://www.zuid-holland.nl/actueel/nieuws/wegwerkzaamheden/