Since August 2023, over 30 million tons of agricultural products have been exported through the Black Sea corridor established by Ukraine and the Danube River. This is over 90% of Ukraine's total agricultural export.

The Ukrainian Ministry of Development of Communities, Territories, and Infrastructure announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.

In almost seven months of operation of the Ukrainian maritime corridor, 854 ships have exported 26 million tons of cargo from the ports of Greater Odesa to 42 countries, including over 18 million tons of Ukrainian agricultural products.

"The volume of exports from the ports of Pivdennyi, Odesa and Chornomorsk through the Black Sea corridor has almost reached the pre-war level: 6.8 million tons were exported by sea in December and 6.7 million tons in January. Today, the Ukrainian corridor and the Danube ports account for over 90% of agricultural exports. And given the situation involving the blocking of Ukrainian exports on the western border, we are preparing to increase agricultural exports through the Danube, bypassing the border with Poland. The UDP (the Ukrainian Danube Shipping Company) is already preparing caravans of barges that can carry over 2,000 trucks per month," the ministry said.

At present, the ports of Odesa, Chornomorsk and Pivdennyi are waiting for the arrival of 111 additional ships, which, after loading, will export 3.3 million tons of cargo.

As reported earlier, about 13 million tons of products were exported to 24 countries via the Ukrainian temporary maritime corridor between August and December last year.