Arrivals of ships carrying fuel from Russia in Greece doubled in April compared to March, and this month’s figures may break April’s record of almost 1 million tons of fuel, Reuters reported.
Once arriving in Greek ports, the tankers carrying Russian fuel then go on to export the product to other countries around the world by way of ship-to-ship transfer.
The bulk of the Russian oil that reached Greece went through the port at the city of Kalamata in the Peloponnese.
According to Reuters, the country is frequently used as a destination for exporting fuel to countries across the world, but the amount of activity was especially high last month compared to average figures.
The use of ship-to-ship export is one of many ways that companies are trying to avoid breaching the EU’s strict set of sanctions regarding the purchase of Russian fuel.
The bloc has attempted to ban all imports of Russian energy products, but countries that depend on the imports have blocked these attempts.