On the morning of August 7, a second caravan with Ukrainian food left the ports of Odesa and Chornomorsk – 3 ships from Chornomorsk and one more from Odesa.
More than 160,000 tons of agricultural products are on board the bulk carriers STAR HELENA, GLORY, RIVA WIND and the tanker MUSTAFA NECATI.
“After the organization of the first caravan by the ports, we are gradually moving on to larger volumes of work. We plan to ensure the ability of the ports to handle at least 100 vessels per month in the near future.
Also, soon we plan to fully join the Pivdenny port to the implementation of the Initiative. We expect that thanks to this we will be able to send even larger caravans of ships to buyers, at least up to 3 million tons per month,” commented the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov.
The vessels are heading to the ports of Italy, China and Turkey.
As was reported on July 22 in Istanbul, at the proposal of the United Nations, Ukraine, Turkey and UN Secretary-General António Guterres signed the Initiative for the Safe Transportation of Grain and Food Products from the Ukrainian Ports of Odesa, Chornomorsk and Pivdenny.
As part of the implementation of the agreements, 4 ships have already been sent with a cargo of Ukrainian corn: RAZONI, NAVI STAR, ROJEN and POLARNET. They transport more than 80,000 tons of corn.