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Carriers pull out of conflict-torn Syria

The war in Syria is now starting to take a real toll on the country's access to supplies, as an increasing number of shipping companies opt out of using the country's ports due to fears of the risks caused by the crisis.

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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