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Zelenskyy urges Greek owners to stop moving Russian oil

There’s more to this story than just some Greeks shipping oil for Russia. Apparently Russia has been engaged in shipping Ukranian wheat via ‘dark shipping’ for a while now. Some Greek shipping magnates believe the sanctions on Russia are ‘bullshit’. With that belief, they feel little concern for making them work. Since Greek shipping moves a large amount of oil, this is a problem for the EU and for people who support Ukraine.

In dark shipping, ships turn off their AIS tracking when they are near ports where suspect cargo can be loaded. While draft upon entering and leaving can be observed, you can’t tell what’s been loaded or unloaded by the location where they docked. It’s an ideal way to transport forbidden materials without actually opting out of the universal tracking system.

All’s fair in war. And business is war. There’s no love here.

Sam Chambers July 6, 2022

Zelenskyy urges Greek owners to stop moving Russian oil  – Splash247

Grain shippers want regulators to press railroads on service issues

Long delays for trains on rail networks are worrying for farmers and users of grain. Significant delays have been observed, including full trains sitting while customers waited for the grain onboard. Rails have been suffering trying to keep trains moving. Many of rails’ complaints seem to be related to the workforce. However, it isn’t clear that rails have actually reached the point where they can impact these delays.

The figures shown in the graph are marked. Norfolk Southern seems to be far and away the worst offender in delays at the origin of train service. But the delays still seem to be large.

Grain consumers and producers rely on train service to move the product. And rails have a responsibility to provide it. How can the two be gotten together?

Joanna Marsh Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Grain shippers want regulators to press railroads on service issues – FreightWaves