First “grain caravan” left Ukrainian ports




On the morning of August 5, 3 ships loaded with grain left Ukrainian ports – 2 from port of Chornomorsk and 1 from port of Odesa. The ships form a caravan, which, together with the leading ship, will go to the ports of destination, the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov wrote on his Facebook page.

"Three bulkers Navistar, Rojen and Polarnet are carrying more than 50 thsd tonnes of Ukrainian corn as part of the "grain initiative", – the minister noted.

The Joint Coordination Center (JCC), which operates within the framework of the Black Sea Grain Initiative, has clarified that the ships are carrying 58.041 thsd tonnes of corn in total.

"Polarnet is going from Chornomorsk to Karas (Turkey), Navistar – from Odessa to Ringaskiddy (Ireland), and Rojen – from Chornomorsk to Tizport (UK)", – the JCC added.

O. Kubrakov noted that the shipping from the port of Chornomorsk was resumed with this caravan.

"We expect that the security guarantees of our partners will continue to work, and the export of food from our ports will become stable and predictable for all market participants. For this, we plan to ensure the ports' ability to handle more than 100 vessels per month. Although the "grain corridor" has already started working for leaving, our goal is the full operation of the ports in both directions. We receive applications from ship-owners, who are ready to enter our ports for loading, and the first vessel is expected as early as August 6. Our goal is to export 3 or more mln tonnes of agricultural products per month from the ports of Odesa, Chornomorsk and Pivdennyi", – he summarized.