13 Jan 2023 09:20

Over 17 mln tonnes of Ukrainian food exports delivered under Istanbul grain deal

NEW YORK, UN. Jan 13 (Interfax) - Two bulkers are heading to Tunisia and Libya with Ukrainian wheat and barley on board, the Joint Coordination Center (JCC) said.

"The Joint Coordination Centre (JCC) reports that two vessels left Ukrainian ports today carrying a total of 56,000 metric tonnes of grain and other food products under the Black Sea Grain Initiative," it said.

The Lady Litel vessel is carrying 31,000 tonnes of wheat to Libya and the East Wind I is carrying 25,000 tonnes of barley to Tunisia.

Another two vessels transited the maritime humanitarian corridor on Thursday on their way to the Ukrainian ports.

According to the JCC, "77 applications for participation in the initiative have been submitted."

"As of 12 January, the total tonnage of grain and other foodstuffs exported from the three Ukrainian ports is 17,001,661 metric tonnes. A total of 1,272 voyages (637 inbound and 635 outbound) have been enabled so far," the center said.