Seven ships left the ports of Odesa, Pivdennyi, and Chornomorsk on 11 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.

The ships are transporting 177,500 tons of agricultural products to countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe.

They include the Sea Pearl J bulk carrier, which is transporting 30,000 tons of wheat to Tunisia.

The Lucky Trader and Erdek vessels also left the Odesa and Pivdennyi seaports, respectively.

The Hazar S, Sea Pearl J, Ince Evrenye, Milina, and Magnum Power bulk carriers left the Chornomorsk seaport.

"Since the departure of the first ship carrying Ukrainian food, 7 million tons of agricultural products have been exported," the statement said.

In total, 316 ships transporting agricultural products to countries in Asia, Europe, and Africa have left Ukrainian ports.