(ANSA) – ROME, AUGUST 07 – The first ship loaded with cereals to leave a Ukrainian port on the basis of an agreement negotiated last month will not arrive in Lebanon today as planned. This was stated by the Ukrainian embassy in Lebanon, quoted by the Reuters website.
According to Ukrainian officials and Lebanese port authorities, the Razoni, which left the port of Odessa on the Black Sea last Monday carrying 26,527 tons of corn, was to dock today in the port city of Tripoli in northern Lebanon.
But today the Ukrainian embassy in Lebanon said the ship “was being delayed” and “did not arrive today”, without giving details of a new arrival date or cause of the delay.
Shipping data on MarineTraffic.com showed the Razoni off the Turkish coast this morning. The ship’s bill of lading had an expected arrival date on Tuesday and indicated the destination of the cargo as “on order,” which typically means that a ship’s cargo can be transferred from one owner to another, Reuters said.
Lebanese transport, agriculture and economy ministers said last week they did not know who was buying the grain aboard the Razoni.