food shipping crisis

gCaptain’s full coverage of the food shipping crisis caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and naval blockade of Ukrainian grain ports.

Monday, July 4, 2022

Ukraine Flag Raised On Reclaimed Snake Island 

KYIV, July 4 (Reuters) – The Ukrainian flag has been raised again on Snake Island in the Black Sea, Ukraine’s military said on Monday,

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Friday, July 1, 2022
Zhibek Zholy cargo ship underway

Ukraine Asks Turkey to Detain Russian-Flagged Ship Carrying Ukrainian Grain

By Jonathan Saul and Jonathan Spicer LONDON/ISTANBUL, July 1 (Reuters) – Ukraine has requested that Turkey detain and arrest the

July 1, 2022
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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Russia Quits Snake Island Opening Danube To Ship Grain

By Max Hunder and Tom Balmforth (Reuters) Russian forces abandoned the strategic Black Sea outpost of Snake Island on Thursday, in a major victory for Ukraine

June 30, 2022
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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

UNCTAD Says War in Ukraine is Stifling Trade and Raising Shipping Costs Globally

The war in the Ukraine is stifling trade and logistics in Ukraine and the Black Sea region, increasing global demand for vessel capacity and raising cost of

June 28, 2022
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Saturday, June 25, 2022
Port of Durban south africa

A ‘Perfect Storm’ Threatens Southern African Citrus Industry

By Semakaleng Motsoere (Bloomberg) –Southern Africa’s citrus industry is battling a “perfect storm” of increased production, rising farming

June 25, 2022
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Thursday, June 23, 2022

Boris Johnson Signals UK’s Willingness to De-Mine Black Sea and Help Export Grain from Ukraine

By Andrew MacAskill KIGALI, June 23 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday Britain was willing to assist with demining

June 23, 2022
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Thursday, June 16, 2022

Russia Says It’s Assisting Exports of Ukrainian Foodstuffs Via Azov Sea

June 16 (Reuters) – Russia said on Thursday it was facilitating the export of grain and oilseeds from Ukraine through Russian-held transit

June 16, 2022
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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Russia Offers Safe Passage to Ukrainian Grain Ships as Turkey Floats the Possibility of Mine-Free Corridors

By Tuvan Gumrukcu and Michelle Nichols ANKARA/UNITED NATIONS, June 15 (Reuters) – Russia on Wednesday said it has offered “safe

June 15, 2022
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Monday, June 13, 2022
farmer spreads nitrogen fertilizer on his wheat field

US Quietly Asks Shipping Companies  To Ship Russian Fertilizer ?

By Elizabeth Elkin (Bloomberg) The US government is quietly encouraging agricultural and shipping companies to buy and carry more Russian fertilizer,

June 13, 2022
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Sunday, June 12, 2022

Ukraine Grain Exports Via Poland, Romania Face Bottlenecks 

By Kanupriya Kapoor SINGAPORE, June 12 (Reuters) – Ukraine has established two routes through Poland and Romania to export grain and avert a global

June 12, 2022
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Friday, June 10, 2022

The Sea Mines Floating Between Ukraine’s Grain Stocks and The World

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, June 10 (Reuters) – As the United Nations tries to broker a path for grain from Ukraine and temper worries about a global food

June 10, 2022
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Turkish navy frigate underway

Kremlin Says No Deal On Turkish Navy Escorts Of Grain Ships To Ukraine

by Mark Trevelyan (Reuters) The Kremlin said on Thursday that no agreement had been reached to sell grain from Ukraine to Turkey – which Ukraine says

June 10, 2022
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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

De-Mining Ukraine’s Ports May Take Months, IMO Says

By Áine Quinn (Bloomberg) — Removing sea mines near Ukraine’s key ports could take months, and hundreds of seafarers are still stranded in the region

June 8, 2022
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Explained: U.N. Plan for Ukrainian Grain Exports Faces Hurdles

By Pavel Polityuk and Silvia Aloisi KYIV, June 8 (Reuters) – Turkey said on Wednesday a United Nations plan to set up a sea corridor for Ukrainian

June 8, 2022
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Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Mariupol port fire

Putin Says Ukraine Must De-Mine Grain Ports

Turkey, a NATO member, is in talks with the UN and Russia to provide Navy escorts for grain ships and Russia says Ukraine and the west must demine approaches

June 7, 2022
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Thursday, June 2, 2022
Grain is loaded onto a ship in Odessa, Ukraine, August 9, 2021

UN Aid Chief in Moscow to Discuss Ukraine Grain Exports

By Michelle Nichols June 2 (Reuters) – U.N. aid chief Martin Griffiths is in Moscow on Thursday and Friday to discuss clearing the way for exports of

June 2, 2022
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Op-Ed: Blockade Running Black Sea Grain Is Not For Amateurs

by CDR Salamander (Op-Ed) The greatest tragedies from war, both directly and indirectly, are those that were clearly foreseen, knowable, or otherwise clear as

June 2, 2022
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Tuesday, May 31, 2022

U.N. Had ‘Constructive’ Talks on Russian Grain, Fertilizer Exports

U.S. ready to give “comfort letters” to shipping and insurance to encourage needed grain and fertilizer exports. By Michelle Nichols UNITED

May 31, 2022
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Friday, May 27, 2022

Black Sea Convoys…Odesa, We Have a Problem!

By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D.  The Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022 had a profound impact on shipping in the Black Sea. To prevent

May 27, 2022
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Thursday, May 26, 2022
Grain is loaded onto a ship in Odessa, Ukraine, August 9, 2021

Black Sea Ports Still the Best Way to Get Ukraine’s Grain Moving and Avoid Food Crisis

By Pavel Polityuk, Felix Hoske and Stefaniia Bern CHERNIHIV, Ukraine, May 26 (Reuters) – Ukraine is desperately trying to export its vast stores of

May 26, 2022
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