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Plans primed to get more Ukrainian exports moving

August 29, 2022


The Ukrainian prime minister has given the go-ahead for locals to work as seafarers abroad, a significant fillip to crewing levels which have been hit hard in the six months since Russia invaded Ukraine, leading to a mass mobilisation of all men to help in the war.

Kitack Lim, the secretary-general of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is due at the port of Odesa this morning having spent yesterday at Romania’s Constanta port.

Lim is expected to board a ship and speak to seafarers and get an understanding of how the one-month old Black Sea Grain Initiative is progressing.

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