Bridget Diakun is a Lloyd’s List data reporter based in London. She was previously a data reporter at Law Business Research where she analysed patent and trademark data to deliver strategic pieces. Bridget loves all things numbers and applies her data skills to provide unique insight into the maritime industry.
She graduated with a degree in international relations from the University of Western Ontario in 2017. Bridget moved to the UK that same year in pursuit of a career in journalism.
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The week in charts: Capesize rates drop | More than 20 ships alongside Ukraine’s ports | Vessels reroute due to China military drills
Capesize rates drop, Russian crews trapped in Ukraine seek repatriation and more than 200 merchant vessels forced to take detours to avoid China’s military exercises
The cargoship, accused of carrying stolen food from Ukraine, has been cleared to sail and was heading to its final destination in Tartus, Syria
Commercial vessels will be rerouting their journeys around Taiwan until August 7 as China carries out large-scale military drills. The ports of Taiwan are reportedly operating as normal and disruptions are not expected
Low water levels are limiting the amount of cargo moving into and out of Ukraine’s Danube ports, while grain shipments through the safe corridor are capped initially at no more than three vessels a day. Meanwhile, the World Food Programme has agreed a $10.2m contract with Cargill to start food aid shipments
Vessels that have been stranded in Ukraine since the beginning of the conflict are getting ready to move along the grain corridor, with journeys expected to western Europe, Asia and the Middle East
Ukraine announced its intentions to seize Russian vessels undergoing repairs at the shipyard back in April. Crew members say they are still being held on board