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Ukraine Crisis

As events in Ukraine unfold at a rapid pace and sanctions on Russia start to bite, Lloyd's List offers the best insight, analysis and commentary on how the crisis is impacting shipping markets


Grain deal exports plummet amid Russia’s continuous interference

Moscow is blocking vessel registrations in a bid to accelerate progress in the promotion of its own ammonia exports

Ukraine crisis Dry Bulk

Ukraine conflict fallout will challenge shipping in year ahead, says insurer AGCS

Threat of collateral damage on civilian shipping in or around war risk area remains high, and could stem from floating mines

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Nearly 50 ships wait to join grain deal

No ships were registered between May 4-17 in the run up to the Russia’s deadline, despite applications being submitted to the JCC 

Ukraine crisis Dry Bulk

Russia violating grain deal by obstructing port activity, says US official

One of Ukraine’s export hubs has not received any ships since early May

Ukraine crisis Dry Bulk

Ukraine export hub empty for nearly two weeks

The most recent vessel that was cleared to travel to Yuzhnyi port, under the grain deal, was on May 2

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Russian foreign ministry says grain deal will be terminated if demands not met

Russia continues to use its participation in the Black Sea Grain Iniatiative as a bargaining chip to push forward progress on the facilitation of the export of its own agricultural products

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New ships authorised in Ukraine grain deal

Three vessels have been registered to travel into the Odesa region, and one stranded ship has been granted permission to depart under the initiative

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Grain deal extended, according to Ukrainian official

An agreement has been reached for the Black Sea Grain Initiative to continue for another 60 days

Ukraine crisis Dry Bulk

Last grain corridor vessel departs Ukraine

When the grain deal was extended for its third term there were mixed messages whether it would run for 60 or 120 days. There is no clarity on what will happen on May 18, the deadline imposed by Russian officials

Ukraine crisis Political and Trade

Trade route launched between occupied Mariupol and Russia

A new operation run by RosKapStroy will see 6,000 tonnes of building materials delivered to the port of Mariupol in May and the equivalent export of agricultural products

Ukraine crisis Dry Bulk

The week in charts: Container spot rates keep sliding | Grain corridor registrations halt | Evergreen sells first boxship for scrap in three years

Stena orders first methanol-capable ro-ro cargo ships, US import volumes are expected to continue climbing throughout the summer — but will remain far below last year’s record levels, and containership demolition data revealed 

Week in Charts Ship Recycling

Ship seized in Mariupol is being used in ‘spoofed’ international trade

The bulk carrier began sending unusual AIS transmissions at the end of March 2022. A journey to the Gulf of Oman was then tracked in February of this year

Sanctions Political and Trade

Grain deal talks end without clarity on initiative’s continuation

Registrations have stopped, inspections are down, and overall operations have slowed during the initiative’s third term. Representatives from the United Nations, Ukraine, Russia and Türkiye met in Istanbul yesterday to discuss the future of the initiative

Ukraine crisis Dry Bulk

Grain corridor registrations halt as Russian imposed deadline looms

Russian government officials set a deadline of May 18 on the grain deal’s extension when it was renewed in March. Arrivals to Ukraine’s designated export hubs fell in April and have since ground to a halt

Ukraine crisis Dry Bulk

EU persists with dark fleet sanctions despite enforcement difficulties

European Commission plans to ban ships engaging in deceptive practices including illicit ship-to-ship transfer operations and ‘dark’ AIS voyages as the EU considers its 11th package of sanctions, but concerns remain regarding legal and practical enforcement details yet to emerge

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Putin yet to respond to UN chief over grain deal

The UN indicates efforts are under way to ensure the extension of the grain deal, but there has been no clarity on whether the agreement will continue past Moscow’s May 18 deadline

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