12 Jan 2023 09:04

Bulkers unable to leave Ukrainian ports under Istanbul grain deal for third day due to bad weather

NEW YORK, UN. Jan 12 (Interfax) - Vessels carrying exports under the Black Sea Grain Initiative have been unable to depart the Ukrainian ports for the third consecutive day due to adverse weather conditions, the Joint Coordination Center (JCC) said.

"The Joint Coordination Centre (JCC) reports that no vessels left Ukrainian ports and no vessels transited through the maritime humanitarian corridor heading towards Ukrainian ports today under the Black Sea Grain Initiative due to unfavorable weather conditions," it said.

As reported, bad weather prevented bulkers' departure from the Ukrainian ports on January 9 and 10 as well.

According to the JCC, "74 applications for participation in the initiative have been submitted."

"As of 11 January, the total tonnage of grain and other foodstuffs exported from the three Ukrainian ports remains 16,945,661 metric tonnes. A total of 1,269 voyages (636 inbound and 633 outbound) have been enabled so far," the center said.