Moving cargo to pontoons

7 February 2023
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When there is a flood threat, place consignments of cargo on pontoons so that they will be lifted up as the water level rises. That keeps goods dry and prevents damage.

Applicable to products and goods;
• Crisis management;
• Temporary measure;
• Substantial investment;
• Prevents economic damage;
• Applicable at all flood depths.

Moving cargo to pontoons

Distribute the weight of the cargo evenly on the pontoons to prevent capsizing. Attach the pontoons to piles at the quayside so that they move vertically in line with the water level.

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You can take these measures to improve your flood protection. The focus here is on generic descriptions of the measures in question. If you have questions about applying the measures on your site, please contact the Flood Risk Management Team.

No rights can be derived from the measures. See also the disclaimer.