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10 August 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 19:42 GMT+2

August 1, 2022

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In the second quarter of this year maritime traffic in the Bosphorus Strait decreased by -15%

Tomorrow the transit of the bulkcarrier is expected "Razoni", the first ship has restored exports of cereals from Ukraine by sea

The Razoni bulk carrier is the first ship to leave a port of Ukraine after the beginning of the conflict with Russia in the framework of agreements to enable the restoration of exports of Ukrainian cereals. The bulk carrier, with a load of 26 thousand tons of wheat, left this morning from the port of Odessa bound for Tripoli, Lebanon, where it will arrive after having crossed tomorrow the Bosphorus Strait, passage between the Sea Nero and the Sea of Marmara in which maritime traffic is significantly decreased due to the war triggered on the 24th Last February since the invasion of Ukraine by the troops of Fly.

In the first half of this year the Bosphorus Strait is was crossed by 17,035 ships, with a decrease of -10.7% on the first half of 2021, of which 4,192 tankers (+2.4%) and 12,843 ships of other types (-14.3%).

In the second quarter of 2022 alone, ship traffic in the street of water has been of 8,297 ships, with a decrease of -15.0% on the period April-June last year, of which 2,073 ships tank (+1.9%) and 6,224 ships of other types (-19.4%).

Ship traffic in the Bosphorus has had the greatest impact of the effects of the conflict in the past months of March and April when the flow of naval units had decreased respectively of -23.4% and -21.0% on the corresponding months of 2021, a negative trend that has attenuated in recent months of May and June when the volume of traffic dropped -12.5% and -11.2% respectively.

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