Shipping companies have started to pull out of conflict-torn Syria, with a decreasing number of ships calling in the country's ports carrying food and other vital cargos, according to Reuters. The country has failed to secured a strategy for goods such as wheat, sugar, and rice from international traders after the civil war three years ago escalated with the population's rebellion against the regime of Bashar al-Assad.
And even though the country's ports are still operating, shipping volumes are declining, several sources tell Reuters. Data from analysts Windward show that the number of ships, including dry bulk, container, and general cargo calling in the ports of Tartous and Latakia has gone down since the beginning of the year.
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