A tanker carrying 15,000 tons of Ukrainian vegetable oil has left the port of Klaipėda (Lithuania).

This was announced by the Bega stevedoring company, which operates in the port, the CFTS portal reports, citing the Interfax Ukraine news agency.

"This is the first large cargo of Ukrainian food products to be exported through the port of Klaipeda," the company’s Board Chairman Aloizas Kuzmarskis said.

Bega did not specify the destination port, but the previous cargo of Ukrainian vegetable oil was shipped to the port of Dunkirk (France).

Ukrainian products have been arriving in Klaipeda since May. Before this batch, corn, grain, and vegetable oil were exported through the Bega company in small batches or combined with Lithuanian cargoes.

According to Kuzmarskis, this cargo transshipment route is promising.

He confirmed that the challenges associated with the arrival of Ukrainian cargoes at the port have been overcome, the flow of goods has stabilized, and the logistics time has been reduced.

Ukrainian agricultural products arrive in Lithuania through Poland. Cargoes are transported by the Lithuanian Railways’ subsidiaries LTG Cargo and LTG Cargo Polska and their partners.