Lebanon announced that it refused the Razoni, the first ship to set sail from Ukraine, citing more than 5 months delay in delivery.
Within The Framework Of The Grain Shipment Agreement Signed By Ukraine , Russia, Turkey and the United Nations ( UN ) in Istanbul on July 22, the cargo ship RAZONI, loaded with corn, departed from Odessa Port to go to Lebanon. In the statement made by the Lebanese Embassy in Beirut, it was announced that the delivery was rejected on the grounds that it was delayed by more than 5 months. The Ukrainian Sea Ports Administration stated that the ship carrying more than 370 thousand tons of agricultural products to 7 countries of the world set off in 9 days. Razoni left the Odessa Port with 26 thousand tons of corn in Ukraine last week.
The ship was expected to arrive in Lebanon on 7 August. Lebanese Transport Minister Ali Hamiya, in his statement on his social media account, said, “The Razoni ship, loaded with corn, set off from the port of Odessa, was supposed to arrive at the Lebanese port of Tripoli, but the ship changed course before reaching the specified destination.”