According to Reuters, the grain cargo ship Razoni, the first to leave Ukraine after reaching a food deal in Istanbul, arrived in Turkey 11 days at sea after Lebanon refused to buy.
“1,500 tons will be unloaded in Mersin, the rest will go to Egypt,” said Kadira Soyera, head of the Toros shipping company based in the city. The company was engaged only in docking and unloading the dry-cargo ship in Turkey, the operator will not participate in the movement of the ship to Egypt.
The Razoni ship left the port of Odessa on August 1 with 26,000 tons of corn on board as part of an agreement reached in Turkey and was supposed to arrive in Lebanon on the morning of August 7. However, on August 8, the Ukrainian embassy in the country announced that the Lebanese customer had refused grain due to a delay in delivery terms of more than five months. The shipper was reported to be considering alternative buyers, including those outside of Lebanon.
The start of the export of Ukrainian grain by sea became possible after the signing on July 22 of a package of agreements by representatives of Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and the UN