The first caravan of ships with Ukrainian grain left the ports of Great Odesa
This morning, the first caravan of vessels with Ukrainian grain departed from the ports of Great Odesa. This was announced on Facebook by the Minister of Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov.
According to him, there are 57,000 tons of Ukrainian corn on board the three bulk carriers NAVI STAR, ROJEN and POLARNET, which are destined for Turkey, Great Britain and Ireland.
“Today’s caravan has resumed shipping from the port of Chornomorsk. We expect that the security guarantees of our partners from the UN and Turkey will continue to work, and the export of food from our ports will become stable and predictable for all market participants,” the Ukrainian minister noted.
He also emphasizes the fact that for this Ukraine plans to ensure the ability of ports to process more than 100 vessels per month.
“Although the “grain corridor” has already earned its way out, our goal is the full operation of the ports in both directions. We receive applications from shipowners who are ready to enter our ports for loading, and the first event is expected tomorrow. Our goal is 3 million tons of export agricultural products monthly from the ports of “Odessa”, “Chernomorsk” and “Yuzhny”, – adds Kubrakov.
He is convinced that such steps are necessary not only for the Ukrainian economy, but also for the world.
“The faster we can export 20 million tons of last year’s harvest and start exporting the new one, the faster the food situation in the world will improve,” summarizes Kubrakov.
As a reminder, on August 1, for the first time since February 24, a ship with Ukrainian food left the port of Odessa. There are more than 26 thousand tons of corn on board. The vessel Razoni, under the flag of Sierra Leone, is en route to the port of Tripoli, Lebanon. It will move along a corridor whose safety has been confirmed by the UN and Turkey. Currently, there are still 13 ships with Ukrainian grain in the ports of Odesa region, which are waiting for shipment.
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