The first ship that entered Ukrainian ports to be loaded with agricultural products has departed from the seaport of Chornomorsk. It joined the Thoe bulk carrier to form a caravan.
That’s according to the Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure, Ukrinform reports.
“The first vessel that entered Ukrainian ports to be loaded with agricultural products left the port of Chornomorsk. This morning the Fulmar S bulk carrier (Barbados flag) departed for Turkey. The vessel joined the caravan with the Thoe bulker,” the message reads.
It is noted that a total of 14,500 tonnes of agricultural products is on board the two vessels.
In general, since the launch of the Initiative on the safe exports of Ukrainian agricultural products, 16 vessels have already left Ukrainian ports, carrying 450,000 tonnes of cargo.
As reported, on July 22 in Istanbul, at the UN proposal, Ukraine, Turkey, and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres signed the Initiative on the safe transportation of grain and food products from the ports of Odesa, Chornomorsk, and Pivdennyi.
Ships carrying grain for export from Ukraine via the Black Sea are protected by a special buffer zone of 10 nautical miles (about 18.5 km).