History

Year Event
2016 Start of construction of the second lock in Lehmen
2014  The second lock in Fankel is put into service / start of construction of the second lock in Trier
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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