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Jordan ensures uninterrupted wheat and barley imports despite Red Sea tensions

Wheat
Published Dec 26, 2023

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Jordan's imports of wheat and barley are mostly unaffected by the rising tensions in the Red Sea, with over 90% of these imports coming from Eastern European countries and reaching Aqaba port via the Suez Canal. However, disruptions in Red Sea shipping have led to the suspension of several operations, prompting the exploration of alternative routes for sea freight to Europe and the US. The ongoing tensions in the Bab Al Mandeb Strait, through which 65% of Jordan's imports pass, are seen as a major blow to global trade, leading the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply to take steps to reinforce the country's wheat stock.
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Amid rising Red Sea tensions, the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply’s spokesperson Yanal Barmawi said that over 90 per cent of Jordan’s imports of wheat and barley remain unaffected. According to the spokesperson, “Wheat and barley imports are transported by sea from a number of Eastern European countries including Romania and Montenegro reaching Aqaba port via the Suez Canal.” Disruptions in Red Sea shipping have prompted the suspension of several operations leading shippers to reroute and explore other adaptations and routes, he told The Jordan Times. In this regard, Transport Minister Wisam Tahtamouni on Sunday met with representatives of the Amman Chamber of Industry (ACI), to discuss means to find alternative routes to sea freight to both Europe and the US amid the Red Sea escalating tensions. The minister’s meeting with ACI representatives coincides with increasing freight prices due to the rising tensions in the Bab Al Mandeb Strait which is situated between Yemen on ...
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