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The first shipment of Ukrainian grain is looking for a new buyer

The bulk carrier Navi Star, flying the Panamanian flag, carrying tons of grain from Ukraine sails along the Bosphorus Strait beyond Istanbul on August 7, 2022. / AFP

The bulk carrier Navi Star, flying the Panamanian flag, carrying tons of grain from Ukraine sails along the Bosphorus Strait beyond Istanbul on August 7, 2022. / AFP

The first shipment of grain exported from Ukraine since the outbreak of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis is now looking for a new buyer after the first Lebanese buyer rejected it due to the delay in delivery, announced on Monday Ukrainian Embassy in Lebanon.

“The original buyer in Lebanon refused to receive the shipment due to a delivery delay of more than 5 months. Therefore, the shipping provider is now looking for another buyer who may be in the city of Tripoli in Lebanon, or in another country or port,” the embassy said in a statement.

The Sierra Leone-flagged freighter Razoni, carrying 26,000 tonnes of maize, left the Ukrainian port of Odessa on August 1 after a historic UN-backed agreement was signed by Turkey, Russia and Ukraine to unblock Ukrainian grain exports amid the conflict.

Ukraine is one of the world’s largest grain suppliers and the blocking of its grain exports has raised the threat of a global food crisis.

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency