The latest ship carrying Ukrainian wheat has departed for Ethiopia through the humanitarian maritime corridor under the “Grain from Ukraine” initiative, which is in partnership with the United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP).
The Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.
"There are 30,000 tons of wheat on board the BC Callisto," the statement said.
On 4 December, the Nord Vind vessel arrived at the port of Djibouti, from where 25,000 tons of wheat from Ukraine will be delivered to Ethiopia.
In addition, the Neva and Rubymar bulk carriers are currently being loaded in the Odesa port. They will deliver 55,000 tons of wheat to Somalia and Sudan.
According to the statement, nine vessels carrying 336,000 tons of agricultural products have left the seaports in Greater Odesa for countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe in the past two days.
"The world has received 13 million tons of Ukrainian food since the launch of the Grain Initiative (the Black Sea Grain Initiative, which established a humanitarian maritime corridor to allow ships to export grain and other foodstuffs from Ukraine)," the ministry said.
As reported, the first bulk carrier departed for Ethiopia in August, and the Ikaria Angel bulk carrier 31 October. Another vessel carrying 27,000 tons of Ukrainian food wheat left Ukraine for Ethiopia on 15 November.