History

Year

Event

2013

Trial operation of the second lock in Fankel

2010

The second lock in Zeltingen is put into service

2006

Start of  construction of the second lock in Fankel

2003

Start of construction of the second lock in Zeltingen

2001

Introduction of cross-border reporting systems on the international waterway Moselle

2000-2001

Deepening of the navigable channel of the French upper Moselle from Richemont to Frouard

1992-1999

Deepening of the navigable channel of the Moselle from Koblenz to Richemont

1969-1979

Stage by stage development of the French upper Moselle

1964

Inauguration of the large-vessel waterway Moselle

1962

Foundation of the Moselle Commission

1958

Start of the canalisation of the Moselle

1957

Foundation of the limited company Internationale Mosel-Gesellschaft mbH (IMG)

1956

Signature of the Convention on the Canalisation of the Moselle (Moselle Convention)

1948-1951

Continuation and completion of the construction of the barrage Koblenz

1941

Start of construction of the barrage Koblenz

1885

The first draft for canalising the Moselle between Metz and Koblenz is produced, but it is not put into practice

1879

The Moselle Railway from Koblenz via Trier to Thionville comes into operation

1839

The first paddle steamer (Ville de Metz) navigates the Moselle

1835

First river controls are carried out by building river dams, but without the expected success

1618-1648

During the Thirty Years War shipping on the Moselle comes nearly to a standstill

16th century

Combined scheduled passenger transport and goods traffic by so-called "market ships"

1252

Foundation of the Boatmen's Guild of Trier

1st - 5th century

The Moselle is an important Roman waterway and trade route

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29.08.2016

IMPORTANT: New lock closure times for 2017

The initially planned lock closures on the Moselle in 2017 had to be postponed, due to important wor [...more]