12 Dec 2022 09:15

Four ships to transport food from Ukraine to Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Greece, Spain, Netherlands

NEW YORK (UN). Dec 12 (Interfax) - Four bulkers loaded with almost 185,000 tonnes of food departed from Ukrainian ports on Sunday, the Joint Coordination Center (JCC) said.

"The Joint Coordination Centre (JCC) reports that four vessels left Ukrainian ports today [on December 11] carrying a total of 184,900 tonnes of grain and other food products under the Black Sea Grain Initiative," the JCC said.

MV Jaguar Max will bring 28,000 tonnes rapeseed to Greece and 40,000 tonnes of wheat to Spain. MV Ioannis K is carrying 66,000 tonnes of corn to the Netherland, MV Rubymar loaded with 35,000 tonnes of wheat is destined for Egypt. MV Lady Youmna is carrying 4,000 tonnes of vegetable oil to Saudi Arabia and another 11,900 tonnes of the United Arab Emirates.

"Grains that reach a destination may go through processing and be trans-shipped to other countries," the JCC said.

Three inbound vessels transited the maritime humanitarian corridor under the Black Sea Grain Initiative heading towards Ukrainian ports.

"As of 11 December, the total tonnage of grain and other foodstuffs exported from the three Ukrainian ports is 13,679,363 tonnes. A total of 1,083 voyages (540 inbound and 543 outbound) have been enabled so far," the JCC said.