BEIRUT (Reuters) – The primary grain ship to go away a Ukrainian port below a deal brokered final month is not going to arrive in Lebanon on Sunday as deliberate, the Ukrainian embassy in Lebanon mentioned.
The Razoni left Odesa on the Black Sea early final Monday carrying 26,527 tonnes of corn and was set to dock on Sunday within the northern Lebanese port metropolis of Tripoli, based on Ukrainian officers and Lebanese port authorities.
However the Ukrainian embassy in Lebanon informed Reuters on Sunday the ship was “having a delay” and “not arriving immediately,” with no particulars on a brand new arrival date or the reason for the postponement.
Delivery information on MarineTraffic.com confirmed the Razoni off the Turkish coast on Sunday morning.
The vessel’s invoice of lading, a duplicate of which was seen by Reuters on Sunday, had the anticipated arrival date as Tuesday and listed the cargo vacation spot as “to order,” which generally implies that a ship’s cargo may be transferred from one proprietor to the subsequent.
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Lebanon’s transport, agriculture and economic system ministers all informed Reuters final week they didn’t know who was buying the grain aboard the Razoni.
The cargo was made potential after Turkey and the United Nations brokered a grain and fertiliser export settlement between Moscow and Kyiv final month – a uncommon diplomatic breakthrough in a drawn-out conflict of attrition.
The U.N. had warned that the halt in grain shipments from Ukraine by means of the Russian-dominated Black Sea may immediate outbreaks of famine world wide.
The Joint Coordination Heart (JCC), which can oversee the export of Ukrainian grain, mentioned the ship can be used as a trial run, with data from Razoni’s crew used to fine-tune procedures for the subsequent shipments.
(Reporting by Maya Gebeily; Enhancing by Susan Fenton)
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