For the first time since the civil war began in February, foreign-flagged ships will arrive in Ukraine to load grain, Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kublakov said.
Ukraine has begun resuming grain exports in an effort overseen by the Joint Coordination Center in Istanbul, where officials from Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and the United Nations work.
The United Nations and Turkey brokered a deal after the United Nations warned that the suspension of grain shipments from Ukraine could lead to famine. Before the invasion, Russia and Ukraine together accounted for almost one-third of world wheat exports.
Kubrakov said the Barbados-flagged general cargo ship Fulmar S entered the Ukrainian port of Chornomorsk on Saturday.
“We are doing[everything]possible to allow the port to accept and handle more ships, especially to the level of at least three to five ships per day in two weeks. We plan to reach out,” he wrote on Facebook Saturday.
“This event is an important market signal that (the grain shipment trade) is a safe and most importantly profitable business opportunity for ship owners to return to Ukrainian ports,” he added. I was.
Ukraine is aiming to eventually ship 3 million tonnes per month from Black Sea ports, he said.
About 20 million tonnes of grain from last year’s crop still remain in the country.
Ships waiting to load grain in Ukraine
Source link Ships waiting to load grain in Ukraine