23 Jan 2023 09:14

UN-chartered ship with 30,000 tonnes of wheat for Ethiopia leaves Ukrainian port

NEW YORK, UN. Jan 23 (Interfax) - Three ships loaded with wheat and corn, including a ship chartered by the UN World Food Program, departed from Ukrainian ports on Sunday, according to the Joint Coordination Center (JCC).

"The Joint Coordination Center (JCC) reports that three vessels left Ukrainian ports today [January 22] carrying a total of 105,500 tonnes of grain and other food products under the Black Sea Grain Initiative," the JCC said.

MV Amira Hana, chartered by the UN World Food Program, is transporting 30,000 tonnes of wheat as humanitarian aid to Ethiopia.

MV BC Vanessa (23,050 tonnes of corn and 7,300 tonnes of wheat) is destined for Spain, and MV Sanita S (45,150 tonnes of wheat) is headed to Turkey.

A ship transited the maritime humanitarian corridor on Sunday on its way to the Odessa port.

"As of 22 January, the total tonnage of grain and other foodstuffs exported from the three Ukrainian ports is 18,330.360 tonnes. A total of 1,336 voyages - 665 inbound and 671 outbound - have been enabled so far," the JCC said.