Ukraine has already exported more than 370,000 tonnes of agricultural products since the “grain corridor” started operating. The press service of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority said in a Facebook post.
“During the nine days since the ‘grain corridor’ started operating, 12 ships, carrying more than 370,000 tonnes of agricultural products to 7 countries of the world, left Ukrainian ports and one ship entered the Chornomorsk port for loading,” the report reads.
On the morning of August 9, two more ships, carrying a total of 70,000 tonnes of agricultural products, left the Chornomorsk port.
The RAHMI YAGGI ship will deliver 5,300 tonnes of agricultural products to Turkey, and the bulk carrier OCEAN LION will deliver nearly 65,000 tonnes of corn to South Korea. OCEAN LION was the second vessel that departed from the Chornomorsk port along the “grain corridor”.
After the outbreak of a full-scale war on February 24, 2022, a significant part of the southern territory of Ukraine was blocked. Therefore, the ability of Ukraine to export goods by sea was eliminated.
Ukraine blamed a Russian blockade of its ports for the halt in grain shipments. At that time, Moscow blamed mines in the water placed by Ukraine as protection from a Russian amphibious assault.
In a deal brokered by Turkey and the United Nations last month, Moscow and Kyiv agreed to resume shipments of wheat and other grain from three Ukrainian ports. It was for the first time since Russia invaded more than five months ago.
The halting of grain shipments from Ukraine, one of the world’s biggest grain exporters, contributed to a spike in food prices and caused concern about countries in the Middle East and Africa receiving enough grain and other commodities to feed their populations.
For the first time since the start of the full-scale invasion of Russia on 24 February, a vessel for loading arrived in Ukraine on Saturday evening – the bulk carrier FULMAR S.Больше новостей – в Telegram-канале #ДОМ