1 Feb 2023 11:28

Over 19 mln tonnes of Ukrainian foods exported under Black Sea Grain Initiative

NEW YORK, UN. Feb 1 (Interfax) - Three bulkers loaded with corn and wheat departed from Ukrainian ports on Tuesday, according to the Joint Coordination Council (JCC).

"Three vessels left Ukrainian ports today [January 31] carrying a total of 166,500 tonnes of grain and other food stuff under the Black Sea Grain Initiative," the JCC said.

MV Globe Danae (70,000 tonnes of corn), MV Wei Hei (63,500 tonnes of corn), and MV Donna Judi (33,000 tonnes of wheat) are destined for China.

No vessels left Ukrainian ports on January 29 and 30 under the Black Sea Grain Initiative due to bad weather, the JCC said.

Seven ships transited the maritime humanitarian corridor on January 29-31 on their way to Ukrainian ports.

"As of 31 January, the total tonnage of grain and other foodstuffs exported from the three Ukrainian ports is 19,104,631 tonnes. A total of 1,382 voyages (692 inbound and 690 outbound) have been enabled so far," the JCC said.