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One of Africa’s Busiest Ports Disrupted by Major Flood Damage

South Africa’s heaviest rains in more than six decades shuttered operations at its main port, with resultant flooding damaging key logistics arteries for the continent.

Operations at the Port of Durban, sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest container hub, were suspended Monday night after the eastern city received 307 millimeters (12.1 inches) of rainfall within 24 hours. That kind of deluge is normally associated with intense hurricanes.