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Monday, October 2, 2023
Bulk carrier Aroyat and general cargo vessel Resilient Africa arrives to the sea port of Chornomorsk. Photo September 16, 2023. REUTERS/Stringer.

Freight Rates for Grain Exports via New Black Sea Route Fall Sharply

KYIV, Oct 2 (Reuters) – A new corridor allowing cargo vessels to carry Ukrainian grain and iron ore from Black Sea ports has significantly

October 2, 2023
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Tuesday, September 26, 2023
FILE PHOTO: Commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet Vice-Admiral Viktor Sokolov salutes during a send-off ceremony for reservists drafted during partial mobilisation, in Sevastopol, Crimea September 27, 2022. REUTERS/Alexey Pavlishak/File Photo

Russia’s Black Fleet Commander Shown on Video Call After Reports He Was Killed

MOSCOW, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Admiral Viktor Sokolov, the commander of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, was shown on Russian state television on Tuesday

September 26, 2023
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Friday, September 22, 2023
Smoke rises from Russia's Black Sea navy HQ in the Crimean port of Sevastopol, September 22, 2023.

Ukraine Attacks Russia’s Black Sea Navy HQ in Crimea

Sept 22 (Reuters) – At least one Ukrainian missile struck the headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea navy in the Crimean port of

September 22, 2023
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Palau-flagged bulk carrier Aroyat is pictured at sea, in this picture obtained from social media and released on September 22, 2023. Oleksandr Kubrakov via X/via REUTERS

First Big Grain Ship Leaves Ukrainian Black Sea Port

KYIV, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The first big ship carrying grain from a Ukrainian Black Sea port has set sail since Moscow quit a deal in July

September 22, 2023
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Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Cayman Islands-flagged bulk carrier Puma leaves the sea port of Odesa, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Ukraine September 15, 2023. REUTERS/Stringer

Cargo Ship Loaded With Grain Leaves Ukrainian Black Sea Port

By Áine Quinn and Keira Wright (Bloomberg) — The first grain ship in over two months left one of Ukraine’s Black Sea ports, as Kyiv seeks to defy

September 19, 2023
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Monday, September 11, 2023
Cargo ship carrying Ukrainian grain in the Black Sea off Kilyos near Istanbul, Turkey November 2, 2022. Photo REUTERS/Umit Bektas

British PM: Russia Targeted Civilian Ship with Missiles

LONDON, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Britain on Monday accused Russia of targeting a civillian cargo ship at port in the Black Sea on Aug. 24 in a

September 11, 2023
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Thursday, September 7, 2023
A view shows silos of grain from Odesa Black Sea port, before a shipment of grain as the government of Ukraine awaits signal from UN and Turkey to start grain shipments, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Odesa, Ukraine July 29, 2022.

Lloyd’s in Talks With UN Over New Black Sea Grain Insurance Cover

LONDON, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Lloyd’s of London is in talks with the United Nations over providing insurance cover for Ukrainian grain shipments if

September 7, 2023
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Friday, September 1, 2023
A view shows a grain terminal in the sea port in Odesa after restarting grain exports, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, Ukraine August 19, 2022.

Two More Ships Leave Ukrainian Black Sea Port Under Temporary Corridor

KYIV, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Two cargo vessels have left a port near Odesa, Ukraine’s deputy prime minister said on Friday – the third

September 1, 2023
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Thursday, August 31, 2023
Stock photo of an oil tanker moored at sea

Kazakhstan Diversifies Oil-Export Routes With Tanker Purchases

(Bloomberg) — Kazakhstan is buying tankers to ship its oil across across the Caspian and Black Seas, the latest sign that central Asia’s largest crude

August 31, 2023
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Monday, August 28, 2023
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting

Kremlin Plays Down Significance of Second Vessel Passing via Ukraine’s Black Sea Corridor

MOSCOW, Aug 28 (Reuters) – The passage of a second ship from Ukraine along a temporary Black Sea corridor has nothing to do with the

August 28, 2023
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Sunday, August 27, 2023
Hong Kong-flagged container ship Joseph Schulte leaves the sea port of Odesa. Photo Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov via Facebook/Handout via REUTERS

Second Vessel Leaves Odesa Through Temporary Black Sea Corridor

KYIV, Aug 27 (Reuters) – A vessel carrying steel products to Africa has left Ukraine’s Odesa port through a temporary Black Sea corridor, the

August 27, 2023
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Tuesday, August 22, 2023
An aerial view shows an SCF tanker at the crude oil terminal Kozmino on the shore of Nakhodka Bay near the port city of Nakhodka, Russia August 12, 2022

Russia’s Seaborne Crude Flows Drop to the Lowest Since January

(Bloomberg) — Russia’s seaborne crude flows fell to their lowest since January after an unexplained slowdown at the Black Sea port of

August 22, 2023
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Monday, August 21, 2023
Turkish-flagged bulker TQ Samsun, carrying grain under UN's Black Sea Grain Initiative, is pictured in the Black Sea, north of Bosphorus Strait, off Istanbul,

Ukraine May Use New Black Sea Route For Grain Shipments

KYIV, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Ukraine is considering using its newly-tested wartime Black Sea export corridor for grain shipments after the first successful

August 21, 2023
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Friday, August 18, 2023
First ship arrives in Istanbul, Turkey after passing through Ukraine corridor.

First Ship to Use Ukraine’s Corridor Arrives in Istanbul

ISTANBUL, Aug 18 (Reuters) – The first vessel that used Ukraine’s Black Sea corridor is crossing through Turkey’s Bosphorus Strait,

August 18, 2023
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Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Grain warehouses heavily damaged by a Russian drone attack are seen at a compound of a port on the Danube

Ukraine Reports New Attack on Grain Silos as Ship Sets Sail

KYIV, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Ukraine said Russia had attacked its grain storage facilities overnight, but a container ship left the Black Sea port of Odesa

August 16, 2023
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Tuesday, August 15, 2023
A still image from a video, released by Russia's Defence Ministry, shows what it said to be crew members kneeling down on the deck during an operation held by Russian navy officers to board the Palau-flagged Sukru Okan vessel

Russia Releases Video Showing Navy Boarding Cargo Ship in Black Sea

By Guy Faulconbridge MOSCOW, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Russia on Tuesday released video footage showing an armed naval inspection unit boarding a

August 15, 2023
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Thursday, August 10, 2023
A Ukrainian serviceman stands in front of silos of grain from Odesa Black Sea port

Ukraine Navy Seeks to Reopen Black Sea Ports Shut for Month

(Bloomberg) — Ukraine laid out temporary Black Sea routes for ships that are willing to navigate waters threatened by Russia, as it seeks to reclaim

August 10, 2023
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Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Stuffed Russian Grain Ports Show Risk of Black Sea Escalation

Stuffed Russian Grain Ports Show Risk of Black Sea Escalation

(Bloomberg) — Russian grain ports are overflowing after two big harvests. That means any military escalation in the crucial Black Sea risks depriving the

August 9, 2023
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Tuesday, August 8, 2023
After Attacking Ukraine Wheat Exports, Russia Faces Own Shipping Challenge

After Attacking Ukraine Wheat Exports, Russia Faces Own Shipping Challenge

By Jonathan Saul and Nigel Hunt LONDON, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Russia’s lack of ships and Western grain traders’ shrinking appetite for

August 8, 2023
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Black Sea Exporters Struggle to Clear Danube Shipping Backlog

Black Sea Exporters Struggle to Clear Danube Shipping Backlog

KYIV, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Dozens of ships are backed up around critical Danube arteries close to Ukraine’s river gateways days after

August 8, 2023
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