Russia has halted transportation in the ports of Ukraine – media

Россия остановила перевозки в порты Украины - СМИ

Detained in the port of Kherson the ship Mekhanik Pogodin

Russian sudovladel suspend the transportation to Ukraine for fear of losing weight.

Russian shipowners have suspended cargo transportation in Ukraine, after detention in Kherson tanker Mekhanik Pogodin. This was reported by industry sources, reports Reuters Thursday, August 16.

The data tracking system for vessels at the terminal by Reuters reveal that some of the Russian court, the owners of which are not under sanctions, still followed in Ukrainian ports. However, sources report that a number of shipowners, even if they are not under sanctions, suspend the transportation to Ukraine for fear of losing weight.

“We’re not going to Ukraine, we have suspended transportation at the moment. If need be, we will look for other directions [for transportation],” said one of the sources in the shipping industry.

During the summer river navigation of Russian vessels are carrying petroleum products from Turkmenistan and partly through Russian inland waterways, following then through the sea of Azov to Ukrainian ports of Odessa, Kherson and Nikolayev. The Russian ships also transport exported from Ukraine the sunflower oil, and these operations have also been suspended, the sources said.

“Nobody wants to have their ship stuck with prepaid load,” said another source in the Russian shipping companies.

Will remind, the Russian ship Mekhanik Pogodin, which is under sanctions of the national security Council, went to the Kherson trade port on 10 August and was blocked by the SBU. The owner of the vessel stated that the crew is afraid of a violent seizure.

 

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