First humanitarian shipment of Russian fertilizers blocked in South Africa due to storm

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The South African port service told Russian media that the MV Greenwich ship carrying the first humanitarian consignment of Russian fertilisers to African countries is temporarily stuck at the Gqeberha port in South Africa where it arrived on 25 December and is expected to remain for the next 7 days due to stormy weather.

The ship, which is carrying 20,000 tonnes of fertiliser owned by the Russian company Uralchem-Uralkali and chartered by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), left the Netherlands on 29 November, where there are warehouses for the fertiliser, for Mozambique, where it was due to arrive on 28 December, after which it will be transported to Malawi.

However, due to bad weather, the ship will only reach its final destination in the first week of January 2023.

Jihan Rmili

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