Ukraine grain deal whets appetite for smaller, older bulkers

With the Ukraine grain business opening again after a United Nations-brokered safe passage deal, sale-and-purchase brokers see increased interest for bulkers to serve that trade.

“With hundreds of millions of people around the world dependent on … Ukrainian grain, there has been an uptick in enquiries for bulkers in an attempt to get in on the soon-to-be action,” Athens’ Doric Shipbrokers said on 30 July, when the resumption of the trade was imminent.

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