Nine ships transporting over 150,000 tons of agricultural products to countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe left the ports of Greater Odesa on 12 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.

They include the KLC Erciyes bulk carrier (which is transporting 11,500 tons of soybeans to Egypt), the Simas bulk carrier (13,400 tons of corn to Lebanon), and the Agnes Victory tanker (42,000 tons of oil to India).

The bulk carriers Lucky, KLC Erciyes, Elif S, and Great Arsenal departed from the Odesa port.

The vessels Simas, Jasmin Queen, and Lugano left the port of Chornomorsk.

The vessels Agnes Victory and Ege Bey left the port of Pivdennyi.

Since the first ship carrying Ukrainian agricultural products departed on 1 August, 325 ships transporting 7.2 million tons of agricultural products to countries in Asia, Europe, and Africa have left Ukrainian ports.