More than 5.6m tonnes has been exported under Ukraine’s self-managed route with analysts saying it is now more effective than the UN-brokered Black Sea Initiative
Five merchant vessels have been damaged by a sea mine or been in the vicinity at the time of an explosion since October
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The reluctance of governments to target Russia’s grain trade with sanctions has enabled the expansion and growth of its operations
Move follows last week’s fatal missile attack on bulk carrier KMAX Ruler
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Average sailing distance per teu shows no pronounced downward trend, Torm boosts fleet with secondhand ships, and scrubber spreads widened in the fourth quarter
The first major incident since the corridor’s opening in August could spook shipowners, and highlights the challenges Ukraine faces in independently running this trade route
A pilot has been killed and two crew were injured after a Russian missile hit the Liberia-flagged bulk carrier KMAX Ruler in the Black Sea
Russia needs a bigger fleet to sustain its plundering of Ukrainian grain
Warehouses, equipment and trucks loaded with grain were damaged in the Odesa area while five people were injured
The promise of profits mean Ukraine’s smaller river ports will see sustained demand despite war-associated risks
Roskapstroy is responsible for much of the activity happening at the occupied port of Mariupol, including restoration projects and running a trade lane that enables the export of Ukrainian commodities for Russian gain
Blacklisted San Severus, formerly Finikia, changed its name after a dark port call in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. It has since returned to the Black Sea engaging in the same shipping practices
It is the first time during the war that Ukraine has operated and managed trade out of its Black Sea ports without formal support
The maritime route continues to function under difficult military circumstances. Security analysts indicate the threat of sea mines to commercial shipping has not changed
A government body has asked to formally transfer ownership of Smarta and Blue Star I that were seized by Russian separatists last year
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