Colombia received 2 vessels in one month

Colombia has received 2 shipments of phosphates from occupied Western Sahara so far this year.
Published: 20.02 - 2008 23:48Printer version    
The importer is the Colombian fertilizer producer Monomeros, received 2 shipments so far this year.

Name of vessel: Maria Oldendorff
IMO number: 9317705
Arrived Barranquilla, Colombia on 12 February 2008
Agent: Bulk Maritime Agencies Ltda
Cargo: 13100 tons of phosphate rock from "Laayoune, Morocco".

Name of vessel: Dimitris
IMO number: 9279836
Arrived Barranquilla, Colombia on 10 January 2008
Agent: Bulk Maritime Agencies Ltda
Cargo: 15000 tons of phosphate rock from "Laayoune, Morocco".

The two bulk vessels have probably also stopped over with a phosphate load in Venezuela, for the Venezuelan company Tripoliven, 1/3 owned by the Hugo Chavez' government.

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