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The Ukrainian-operated maritime corridor to/from the ports of Odesa, Chornomorsk, and Pivdennyi has started operating 24 hours a day.

Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Development of Communities, Territories, and Infrastructure Yurii Vaskov announced this on 14 March at the roundtable "Challenges at Sea and Border: What is the Future of Ukraine's Foreign Trade?" organized by the Center for Economic Strategy (CES).

According to Vaskov, the Ukrainian Navy granted the permission to operate around the clock.

He noted that the possibility of ships passing through the corridor at night will facilitate an increase in the volume of maritime exports: "The corridor has at least another 20% increase in volume."

About 30 million tons of export cargo passed through the Black Sea corridor from August last year, when the corridor was opened, to the beginning of March this year. The number of ships leaving the three seaports was over 1,000.

The volume of exports through the corridor increased significantly from December to February.

According to Vaskov, the pace of the corridor's operations this month is comparable to the pace in February because a storm on the Black Sea has hampered port operations in recent days.