Over 36 million tons of cargo were exported via Ukraine's Black Sea Corridor from the date of the corridor's launch until 6 April 2024.

Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister for Reconstruction and Minister of Development of Communities, Territories, and Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.

"This is higher than the figures for the year in which the Black Sea Grain Initiative was in existence. Already, 1,286 ships have passed through the Ukrainian corridor, exporting 25 million tons of agricultural products to Asia, Africa, and Europe. Currently, 135 ships are waiting to enter the ports of Odesa, Chornomorsk, and Pivdennyi, from where they are expected to export 4 million tons of cargo," he said.

He also said that the ship loaded with the largest cargo so far (195,700 tons) recently left the port of Pivdennyi through the Ukrainian Black Sea corridor. This cargo of iron ore was loaded onto the Panamanian-flagged ship Captain Leonidas for shipment to Chinese customers.

As previously reported, 33.8 million tons of cargo had been exported through the Ukrainian Black Sea corridor as of 29 March. Thus, over 2 million tons of Ukrainian agricultural and mining products were shipped from the ports of Pivdennyi, Chornomorsk, and Odesa over the next 10 days.