Five containers of the Indian company Jindal Stainless, bound for Russia, got stuck in the Belgian port of Antwerp about a year ago, Reuters reports, citing a company statement.
The containers contain about 100 metric tons of stainless steel, according to the company. They were sent in February 2022 and blocked in Antwerp due to EU sanctions. At the same time, a representative of Jindal Stainless noted that stainless steel is not included in the sanctions list and must be cleared for further transportation.
In mid-March last year, the Belgian customs and excise authorities announced that about 1,500 freight containers intended for shipment to Russia were blocked in the Belgian ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge. The head of the department, Christian Vandervaeren, noted that the containers could be sent to Russia only if the interested companies provide papers indicating that they are not subject to European sanctions.
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