12 Aug 2022 13:01

Two more ships loaded with wheat, corn leave Ukrainian ports - media

ISTANBUL. Aug 12 (Interfax) - Two more bulkers loaded with grain departed from Ukrainian ports on Friday consistent with the Istanbul initiative for food exportation from Ukraine, the TRT World television channel said.

"Two ships loaded with grain have departed from Ukrainian ports under the supervision of the Istanbul-based Joint Coordination Center," the channel said.

The MV Sormovsky is carrying about 3,000 tonnes of wheat to Tekirdag in northwestern Turkey, while the MV Star Laura is destined for Iran with 60,000 tonnes of corn onboard.

As of today, 14 bulkers carrying food have departed from Ukrainian ports in accordance with the grain exportation deal. One of them, the MV Polarnet brought about 12,000 tonnes of corn to its destination, the Derince port in the Gulf of Izmit, on August 8.

The MV Razoni, which was the first to depart from a Ukrainian port under the grain exportation initiative and headed to the Lebanese port of Tripoli, stopped at the Turkish port of Mersin after the Lebanese client refused to accept the goods. According to the Marine Traffic web portal, the bulker is currently on its way to Egypt. The other 12 bulkers are still headed to their original destinations.

Back on August 5, apart from the Polarnet, the MV Rojen vessel departed from Chornomorsk and arrived in the Turkish port of Canakkale last Monday. It was destined for Teesport, the UK, but according to the web portal, it is on its way to Ravenna, a city in Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Arrival is planned for Friday. The Navi Star bulker left Odesa for Ringaskiddy, Ireland.

Four more ships with grain left Odesa and Chornomorsk on the morning of August 7. The MV Mustafa Necati, Star Helena and Glory left Chornomorsk through the grain corridor, while the MV Riva Wind departed from Odesa. According to the Marine Traffic website, MF Riva Wind is anchored in the Greek port of Piraeus, while MV Star Helena will arrive there later on Friday. Meanwhile, the Mustafa Necati remains anchored off Istanbul. MV Glory is on its way to Port Said, Egypt.

The Arizona and Sacura bulkers departed from Chornomorsk and Yuzhny on August 8. The Sacura is destined for Ravenna from Yuzhny with 11,000 tonnes of soybeans. According to the Marine Traffic web portal, the Arizona is headed from Chornomorsk to Iskenderun, Turkey, with 50,000 tonnes of corn onboard.

Two bulkers carrying 70,000 tonnes of grain left Chornomorsk on August 9. The MV Ocean Lion, flying the flag of Liberia, is carrying about 64,700 tonnes of corn on its way to Singapore. The other ship, the MV Rahmi Yagci is delivering 5,300 tonnes of sunflower meal to the Turkish port of Aliaga, according to the Marine Traffic web portal.

On July 22, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Nations signed two documents on creating a corridor for transporting grain from three Ukrainian ports: Odesa, Chornomorsk and Yuzhny (Pivdennyi).