Twelve vessels transporting 400,000 tons of agricultural products to African, Asian, and European countries have left the ports of Greater Odesa under the Black Sea Grain Initiative, which established a humanitarian maritime corridor to allow ships to export grain and other foodstuffs from Ukraine, in the past two days.
The Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.
"They include the Stavros and Cebihan bulk carriers, which will deliver 55,000 tons of Ukrainian wheat to Oman. In addition, 55,000 tons will be delivered to Yemen. The East Wind 1 bulk carrier will deliver 25,000 tons of grain to Libya," the statement said.
In two days, the ports of Greater Odesa have received eight vessels for loading. The vessels have a combined cargo capacity of 200,000 tons of agricultural products.
Currently, six ships are traveling along the "grain corridor" to Ukraine to be loaded with 317,000 tons of agricultural products.
"Since 1 September, 444 vessels have left the ports of Great Odesa, carrying 10.3 million tons of Ukrainian food to countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe," the ministry said.