The fourth vessel chartered by the United Nations has departed from the port of Odesa with Ukrainian wheat intended for Afghanistan under the Black Sea Grain Initiative to establish a humanitarian maritime corridor to allow ships to export grain and other foodstuffs from Ukraine.
The Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.
"The BC VANESSA bulk carrier, which was chartered by the United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP), left the Odesa port with 30,000 tons of wheat on board today," the ministry said in the statement.
The bulk carrier will arrive at a port in Pakistan, where the wheat will be unloaded and delivered to Afghanistan.
BC VANESSA is one of the seven ships that left the ports of Great Odesa on 22 September with 107,500 tons of agricultural products intended for countries in Asia and Europe.
In total, 192 vessels have departed from Ukrainian ports since the launch of the Black Sea Grain Initiative.
In total, 4.38 million tons of agricultural products have been exported to countries in Asia, Europe, and Africa.