Ukraine exported over 15M tons of grain, due to the Black Sea corridor deal
Until today, 585 grain-loaded ships have left Ukrainian ports in Odessa, Chornomorsk, Yuzhny
From the first of August to December 25, 585 dry cargo ships departed from Ukrainian ports, more than 15 million tons of grain have been carried by hundreds of ships via the Black Sea corridor under the Istanbul grain export deal of UN.
The total amount of transported cargo has exceeded 15 million and 80,000 tons.
Some 13 different types of grain including barley, wheat, soybean, sunflower meal, wheat bran, peas, sunflower seeds, processed mixed food, sugar beet, sunflower oil, canola seed, corn, and soybean oil were transported by ships.Adil Karaismailoglu, Transport and Infrastructure Minister of Turkey
A total of 585 grain-loaded ships have left Ukrainian ports in Odessa, Chornomorsk, and Yuzhny until Sunday. Karaismailoglu said that 200 out of the 585 are Turkish-flagged, owned or operated vessels, while 171 of the total ships bring their cargo to Turkish ports.
"15% of the total cargo arrived in Türkiye. 12% of the cargo was transported to Africa, 29% to Asia, and 44% to Europe,” he said, adding that the most cargo was transported to Spain with nearly 2.9 million tons, followed by Turkey with more than 2.2 million tons and China with over 2.1 million tons," he noted.
On July 22 in Istanbul with the participation of the UN, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine signed documents to create a corridor for the export of grain from three ports in the Ukrainian territory: Chornomorsk, Odessa and Yuzhny, which were paused after the Russia-Ukraine war began in February. A Joint Coordination Center with officials from the three countries and the UN was set up in Istanbul to oversee the shipments.
The first ship carrying grain departed on Aug. 1 from the port of Odessa under the historic deal.