Since the opening of the temporary maritime corridor in the Black Sea on 8 August 2023, 200 vessels sailing to and from Ukrainian ports have passed through the corridor.
The Ministry of Reconstruction announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.
Over 7 million tons of cargo have been exported from the ports of Pivdennyi, Odesa, and Chornomorsk, of which almost 5 million tons were products of Ukrainian farmers.
Currently, 31 vessels are being loaded in the ports of Odesa, Chornomorsk, and Pivdennyi, and an additional 30 vessels are traveling through the corridor in both directions.
From the opening of the temporary maritime corridor on 10 August to 18 November, 115 vessels left the ports of Odesa, Chornomorsk, and Pivdennyi. In total, 4.4 million tons of cargo have been handled since the opening of the new corridor.
Within two months of the opening of the corridor, five vessels exported approximately 88,000 tons of steel products and over 172,000 tons of iron ore from Ukrainian ports.
The following vessels have left Ukrainian ports with cargoes from the mining and metals industry: the bulk carrier Primus left the Odesa port on 26 August with a cargo of rolled steel; the bulk carrier Anna Theresa left the Pivdennyi port on 1 September with a cargo of 56,000 tons of pig iron; the bulk carrier Ocean Courtesy left the Pivdennyi port on 1 September with 172,000 tons of iron ore concentrate on board; the bulk carrier Puma left Odesa on 15 September with 16,000 tons of metal and 14,000 tons of rapeseed; the bulk carrier Ying Hao 01 left the Pivdennyi port on October 1 with a cargo of iron ore.
These vessels transported products from the Azovstal, Zaporizhstal, Kametstal, and ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih steel plants, as well as iron ore from the Metinvest Group's iron ore mines.