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Joe Biden's decision

Biden bans Russian ships from the US

by Port News Editorial Staff

After the European Union, Canada and Great Britain, the United States of America has also decided to ban Russian ships.

As of April 28th, ships flying the Russian flag or operated by  Russian companies will no longer be allowed to berth in  any U.S. port.

According to Reuters, in 2021 Russian vessels called at US ports 1800 times i.e. just under 3% of all traffic handled.

According to  Lloyd’s List Intelligence, the new measure will affect  460 Russian merchant vessels, including 160 tankers owned by Sovcomflot.

Translation by Giles Foster

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