Since the opening of the humanitarian maritime corridor under the Black Sea Grain Initiative to allow ships to export grain and other foodstuffs from Ukraine, the number of ships arriving in Ukrainian ports has decreased from 6 to 2.8 per day on average.

This was announced by a monitoring team at the Black Sea Strategic Research Institute, the CFTS portal reports, citing the Black Sea News publication.

According to the monitoring team, the average numbers of vessels arriving in the ports in the Odesa region under the Black Sea Grain Initiative were 5.9 per day in September 2022, 5.1 per day in October 2022, 3.3 per day in November 2022, 3.2 vessels per day in December 2022, 2.8 per day in January 2023, 2.5 per day in February 2023, and 2.8 per day in the period of 1-10 March 2023.

The number of vessels that the Black Sea Grain Initiative’s Joint Coordination Center in Istanbul granted permission to travel to Ukrainian ports almost halved in November 2022.