16 Jan 2023 09:18

UN-chartered ship with almost 16,000 tonnes of wheat for Afghanistan leaves Ukrainian port

NEW YORK, UN. Jan 16 (Interfax) - Three ships, including one chartered by the UN World Food Program, departed from Ukrainian ports on Sunday, according to the Joint Coordination Center (JCC).

"The Joint Coordination Centre (JCC) reports that three vessels left Ukrainian ports today [January 15] carrying a total of 55,619 metric tonnes of grain and other food products under the Black Sea Grain Initiative," the JCC said.

MV Antheia, chartered by the UN World Food Program, is carrying 15,869 tonnes of wheat for humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan.

MV Dynamic M (27,500 tonnes of corn) is destined for Libya, and MV Torc (12,250 tonnes of sunflower oil) is headed to Turkey.

Two bulkers transited the maritime humanitarian corridor on Sunday on their way to Ukrainian ports.

"As of 15 January, the total tonnage of grain and other foodstuffs exported from the three Ukrainian ports is 17,436,486 metric tonnes. A total of 1,296 voyages (644 inbound and 652 outbound) have been enabled so far," the JCC said.

Two bulkers with over 32,000 tonnes of barley and sunflower oil departed from Ukrainian ports for Turkey on January 14.