Six ships carrying agricultural products left the ports of Greater Odesa on Wednesday, 5 October, under the Black Sea Grain Initiative to establish a humanitarian maritime corridor to allow ships to export grain and other foodstuffs from Ukraine.

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

Six ships carrying 115,500 tons of agricultural products intended for countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe left the ports of Odesa, Pivdennyi, and Chornomorsk.

They include the Zhe Hai 505 bulk carrier, which is transporting 28,500 tons of wheat to Algeria.

In total, 59,000 tons of Ukrainian wheat has been shipped to Algeria since the beginning of October.

Since the first ship left Ukrainian ports, 274 ships carrying 6.2 million tons of Ukrainian agricultural products have left for Asian, European, and African countries.