19 Dec 2022 09:10

Three ships to carry Ukrainian foods to Italy, Spain

MEW YORK (UN). Dec 19 (Interfax) - Three bulkers loaded with corn, wheat and vegetable oil departed from Ukrainian ports on Sunday, the Joint Coordination Center (JCC) said.

"The Joint Coordination Centre (JCC) reports that three vessels left Ukrainian ports today [December 18], carrying a total of 54,464 tonnes of grain and other food products under the Black Sea Grain Initiative," the JCC said.

MV Lady Ayana (25,250 tonnes of corn) and MV Barbaros Hayrettin V (5,214 tonnes of vegetable oil) are destined for Italy. MV AK Halima is transporting 11,100 tonnes of wheat and 11,900 tonnes of corn to Spain.

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

Five ships, which transited the maritime humanitarian corridor on Sunday, are headed to Ukrainian ports.

"As of 18 December, the total tonnage of grain and other foodstuffs exported from the three Ukrainian ports is 14,194,211 tonnes. A total of 1,128 voyages (565 inbound and 563 outbound) have been enabled so far," the JCC said.