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VesselsValue: Congestion alert for dry bulk carriers at Rotterdam

Since the outbreak of war in late February, the average waiting time for a Bulker at Europe’s busiest port has often been above the high end of its three year range. But over the seven week period from May 9th to June 29th, it escalated from 48 hours to 186 hours. It has since eased to 113 hours but remains very high for the time of year, VesselsValue has warned.

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How Russia’s invasion of Ukraine impacts the port of Rotterdam

The war in Ukraine has prompted the European Union and other bodies to impose a number of sanctions on Russia. The extensive import of energy (crude oil, oil products, LNG, coal) is not (yet) affected by sanctions, but the export and transhipment of containers in particular suffers from the uncertainty caused by the war and the sanctions, mentions the Port of Rotterdam authority.

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