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Congestion for dry bulk carriers at Rotterdam has soared due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

And Africa – in particular South Africa – is a major contributor. That’s according to trade data released by VesselsValue, a provider of maritime and aviation data.

Trade from Africa rose by 4.6 million tons or 72% (April 1 to June 30, 2022 versus April 1 to June 30, 2021). South Africa contributed 3.0 million tons of the increase, according to the data.

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