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Scottish Barley Shipment on way to Libya

Barley from farms across the north east of Scotland is on its way to Libya after Openfield agreed a sale for 16,500 tonnes to the north African state. More than 500 deliveries tipped direct to vessel over a six-day period with extra cranes brought in to manage the loading and ensure the vessel departed on […]

Libya “Needs to Pay Wheat Importers”

Libya’s Economy Minister, Mustafa Abu Fanas, has said that the country needs to pay debts to wheat importers to secure future flour supplies. Industry sources say that Libya faces difficulties in making big deals to buy wheat due to payment problems (debts have been piling up for more than a year), problems at the ports, and […]

UK Grain Loaded for Libya

More than 27,000 tonnes of barley grown in eastern England is being shipped to Libya. ITV News reports that the MV Fraga is being loaded in the outer harbour at Great Yarmouth, and will take on a thousand truck-loads of grain. The barley will be used as animal feed, and is understood to be the […]

Libya Buys Wheat from Russia

Reuters reports that Libya has bought 50,000 tons of wheat flour from Russia. Half was bought for 229 euros ($298.95) per ton including freight from the Ukrainian port of Kerch. The remainder was bought at an unknown price for shipment later in July. (Source: Reuters)

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Suppliers to Default on Libyan Grain Deal?

Reuters reports that the rising price of wheat on world markets could jeopardise a recent Libyan grain deal. The contract, agreed on 4th July, was for the supply of 50,000 tonnes of milling wheat. “A lot of people will be surprised if that deal goes through as it looks like a loss-maker,” one dealer told […]

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