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BULGARIA BANS SHIPS FROM RUSSIA FROM ENTERING ITS PORTS AS PART OF EU SANCTIONS – ASSOCIATED PRESS

As part of EU sanctions, the Bulgarian authorities imposed a ban on entry into their ports for ships from Russia, the Associated Press (AP) reported on Sunday.
“All ships flying the Russian flag, as well as ships that changed the Russian flag or registration to any other state after February 24, are denied access to the sea and river ports of Bulgaria,” AP quotes excerpts from a statement by the Bulgarian Maritime Administration.
AP specifies that the Bulgarian authorities will make an exception for ships in distress or in need of humanitarian assistance, as well as ships carrying energy, food and medicine to the EU.
On the eve it became known about a similar order of the Italian authorities. At the same time, Russian cargo ships, which are currently in Italy, were ordered by the authorities to go to sea as soon as they complete their current operations.
Earlier in April, the EU introduced another package of sanctions against the Russian Federation, ordering, in particular, to close ports for ships from Russia. At the same time, exceptions are provided for the transportation of a number of goods, for example, energy carriers, agricultural products.

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TURKEY READY TO PROVIDE SHIPS TO EVACUATE CIVILIANS FROM MARIUPOL

Turkey is ready to provide ships to organize the evacuation of civilians and the wounded from Mariupol by sea, Turkish National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Saturday, Anadolu Agency reported.
“Ankara’s readiness to support the evacuation process was brought to the attention of the Russian military attaché in Turkey, who was invited to our defense department. A similar initiative was transferred to Russian authorities and through the Turkish military attaché in Moscow. We are also coordinating our efforts with Ukrainian authorities through the military attaché in this country,” Akar said.
Akar also noted that Turkey continues to supply humanitarian aid to the Ukrainian people.
The Turkish minister announced active contacts with the Russian Federation and Ukraine and on the issue of the safe exit of Turkish ships from Ukrainian ports.
Regarding the mine threat in the Black Sea, the minister noted that at the moment there are no problems for shipping.

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UKRAINE WILL COMPENSATE THE DAMAGE TO THE OWNERS OF SHIPS AND ROLLING STOCK

The Cabinet of Ministers adopted an order to ensure the safety of navigation in the waters of Ukrainian ports in the Danube region and rail transport.
The government adopted the corresponding document No. 255-r on March 30.
According to it, the Ministry of Infrastructure, together with the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Finance, must ensure the allocation of funds from the reserve fund of the state budget to compensate for the damage caused as a result of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine and military operations on the territory of Ukraine in the event that insurers refuse to provide insurance coverage to charterers, operators and / or owners of sea vessels and inland navigation vessels sailing under the flag of Ukraine and the flags of foreign states, if such vessels are located in the waters of Ukrainian ports in the Danube region.
In addition, compensation for damage is provided to owners and / or operators of rolling stock admitted to circulation by railways on the track of 1435 millimeters, if such rolling stock is located on the territory of Ukraine.

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CENTRENERGO GETS SIXTH SHIP OF IMPORTED COAL

The vessel Wadi safaga (https://u.to/uBMBHA) with 78,000 tonnes of Australian coal for PJSC Centrenergo moored in the Odesa port Pivdenny last Friday, unloading is underway, the company’s press service reported.
According to it, this is already the sixth vessel with imported thermal coal for the needs of Centrenergo since the end of November last year.
The press service recalled that the total volume of contracted imported coal for February-March 2022 is 677,000 tonnes. By the end of February, three more ships with 374,000 tonnes of coal from Australia, Colombia and South Africa are expected.

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PIVDENNY SEAPORT INTRODUCES 30% DISCOUNT ON PORT DUES FOR SHIPS WITH GRAIN

The administration of Pivdenny seaport (Odesa region) has revised the discount applied to port dues for ships that enter the port to carry out cargo operations with grain cargo.
According to the website of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA), from January 1, 2022, for ships that call at the seaport to carry out operations for loading or unloading general and bulk grain cargo, a 30% discount will be applied to the rates of all types of port dues that are levied in favor of the USPA.
This decision was made in accordance with the order of the port administration under No. 195/27 dated October 13, 2021.
“Grain cargo refers to cereals, legumes, oilseeds used for food, seed, fodder and technical purposes, as well as products of their processing,” the report says.
A 30% discount will be applied if the following criteria are met: loading and unloading grain cargo; bulk and general (bags and big bags) grain cargo; carrying out cargo operations at the berths located in the seaport.
The USPA emphasizes that the discounts established for the rates of port dues do not apply to the administration fee.

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