Six ships carrying Ukrainian agricultural products left the ports of Odesa, Chornomorsk, and Pivdennyi through the safe maritime corridor for grain exports on 30 August.
The Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.
They include the Karteria vessel chartered by the UN World Food Program to help the people of Yemen. In total, 183,000 tons of Ukrainian agricultural products are on board the six vessels (the Seajoy, Lady Zehma, Saffet Aga, Simas, Michallis, and Karteria vessels).
"We have exported almost one and a half million tons of agricultural products in less than a month since the initiative was launched, and this is quite a significant result. However, we have to reach 100-150 ships and a total throughput of 5 million tons per month from the three ports in Greater Odesa," Ukraine’s Minister of Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov said.
He added that Ukraine is strengthening the humanitarian aspect of the grain export initiative. "The second vessel chartered by the UN World Food Program to fight hunger in the world departed today. On board the Karteria bulk carrier is 37,500 tons of wheat intended for Yemen, which is in a state of humanitarian disaster. According to UN data, 16 million people are suffering from hunger there. We understand our global mission and responsibility to the countries that need Ukrainian food. The caravan that left today represents another Ukrainian step toward the civilized world," Kubrakov said.