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Syrian ship cleared over grain theft allegations

Syrian vessel cleared for release by Lebanon after being seized over allegations it was carrying stolen flour and barley of Ukraine left port on Thursday, officials said. The Laodicea, which was moored in the northern port of Tripoli, was allowed to leave after investigations failed to prove it was carrying stolen goods, officials said. It

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Chinese military exercises could disrupt cruise ship routes

New Chinese-led military exercises near Taiwan are expected to disrupt one of the world’s largest maritime areas. Taiwan says the drills could disrupt 18 international routes. Sky News understands that several freight companies are waiting to see the impacts of the exercise, while others claim business as usual. A small disruption could hurt global supply

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Ukrainian grain ship anchors off Turkish coast

The first grain ship to leave Ukrainian ports in wartime anchored safely off the coast of Turkey on Tuesday (August 2nd), while a senior official said Ankara expects approximately one grain ship leaves Ukraine every day as long as the export agreement is respected.

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‘Gray of hope’ as Ukrainian grain ship leaves Odessa port

The first ship to carry Ukrainian grain across the Black Sea since Russia invaded Ukraine five months ago left the port of Odessa for Lebanon on Monday under a safe passage deal described as a glimmer of hope in a worsening global food crisis. The sailing was made possible after Turkey and the United Nations

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Lebanon weighs Ukraine’s claim that Syrian ship has stolen grain

Lebanese authorities said on Friday they were investigating a Ukrainian allegation that a Syrian ship under US sanctions that docked in the port of Tripoli in northern Lebanon was carrying Ukrainian grain stolen by Russia. The Laodicea, a Syrian-flagged freighter owned by the state-owned shipping company, arrived in Lebanon on Wednesday with nearly 10 tons

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