Bridget Diakun is a Lloyd’s List data reporter based in London. She was previously a data reporter at Law Business Research where she analysed patent and trademark data to deliver strategic pieces. Bridget loves all things numbers and applies her data skills to provide unique insight into the maritime industry.
She graduated with a degree in international relations from the University of Western Ontario in 2017. Bridget moved to the UK that same year in pursuit of a career in journalism.
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Finding a home for Russia’s diesel supplies outside Europe is forecast to be a challenge, with or without any proposed energy price cap
Most major shipowners are still unwilling to run the risk of engaging in Ukraine grain trades, despite declining war risk premiums and a call by the UN to see large vessels ramp up exports
It is the second time the vessel Anatolian has been embroiled in international conflict
The week in charts: Ukraine grain update | Container spot freight rates slide | Recycling market turns
Container spot rates continue their downward trend, Ukraine’s Danube ports export more than 4m tonnes of grain, and CMA CGM warns of downturn as it reports record profits
Around 100 vessels have departed Ukraine’s export hubs since the Black Sea grain initiative became operational in early August. Russian officials have been casting doubt on the renewal of the agreement, with President Putin making strong remarks about the corridor’s operation
Ukraine’s small river ports ramped up activity in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion to keep trade flowing into and out of Ukraine. The ports are still working at capacity a month following the opening of three designated grain export hubs