Lebanese Minister of Transport Hamia said that a cargo ship with Ukrainian grain changed course

Bulk carrier Razoni with a cargo of Ukrainian corn has changed course and is waiting for new instructions on the destination. This was announced on August 7 by Lebanese Minister of Public Works and Transport Ali Hamia on Twitter.

He noted that the ship, which was supposed to arrive in the Lebanese port of Tripoli, is changing course. According to reports, Razoni has not yet received any guidance on its new route.

Representatives of the Istanbul Joint Coordination Center (JCC) completed the inspection of the first bulk carrier Razoni under the flag of Sierra Leone with grain from Ukraine on August 3. It was reported that the cargo consisted of 27 thousand tons of corn, which should be delivered to Lebanon.

Later on Friday, August 5, the SKC in Istanbul coordinated the departure of three ships with a cargo of grain from the ports of Odessa and Chernomorsk. It was noted that 58 thousand tons of corn will be exported through the sea humanitarian corridor as part of the initiative to export grain through the Black Sea.

On July 22, a memorandum was signed in Istanbul on facilitating the supply of Russian agricultural products and fertilizers to world markets. A package of documents, which, among other things, involve the UN’s involvement in lifting export restrictions, was signed by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and UN Secretary General António Guterres.

The topic of exporting grain from Ukraine has been actively discussed in recent months against the backdrop of a deteriorating situation in the food markets of the world. As a result of the mining by Ukrainian militants of ports on the territory of the state, the export of wheat from the country by sea was blocked.

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