October 1, 2022
The Polarnet, seen right here within the Bosphorus at Istanbul, is carrying 12,000 tonnes of corn

The primary cargo ship to achieve its ultimate vacation spot after departing from Ukraine below a deal between Moscow and Kyiv docked in Turkey Monday, Kyiv stated, whereas a consignment due in Lebanon reported delays.

Ukraine, one of many world’s largest grain exporters, was compelled to halt nearly all deliveries after Russia’s invasion, however Black Sea exports not too long ago restarted below a deal brokered by the UN and Turkey.

The Turkish cargo ship — the Polarnet — that reached its ultimate vacation spot left the Ukrainian port of Chornomorsk final week carrying 12,000 tonnes of corn.

It arrived in Turkey as scheduled after being inspected by the Joint Coordination Middle (JCC) established in Istanbul below the worldwide settlement signed final month, Kyiv stated.

“This primary profitable completion of the implementation of the ‘grain deal’ means it’s potential to be optimistic about future transportation,” Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov was quoted as saying in a press release by the ministry.

The assertion didn’t give the ship’s vacation spot, however the web site vesselfinder.com gave its location because the port of Derince, Turkey.

The deal brokered by Turkey and the UN lifted a Russian blockade of Ukraine’s ports and set phrases for thousands and thousands of tonnes of wheat and different grain to start out flowing from silos and ports.

The Razoni was the primary ship to depart Ukraine below the deal.

It left the port of Odessa on August 1 carrying 26,000 tonnes of corn and was anticipated in Tripoli in Lebanon this weekend however has but to achieve the vacation spot.

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The Ukrainian embassy in Lebanon defined on social media that the consignment was delayed after the unique purchaser refused supply, citing a five-month delay in cargo.

“The sender is subsequently on the lookout for one other recipient. This can be in Lebanon or in a foreign country,” it added in a press release on Twitter.

Eight ships have left Ukrainian ports for the reason that settlement was signed, Kyiv stated Monday, and it hoped that between three and 5 ships would be capable of depart day by day inside two weeks.

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