Ukraine's third Black Sea port opens, two more grain ships set sail from Ukraine
Turkey and Ukraine said two more ships with corn and soybeans set sail from Ukraine's Black Sea port on Monday.
This brings the total number of cargo ships carrying Ukrainian grain under the quadrilateral agreement to 10 since the first ship set sail from the Black Sea last week.
The Turkish Defense Ministry said on Monday that the "Sakura" from the port of Yuzhny was carrying 110,000 tons of soybeans to Italy, while the "Arizona" from Chernomosk was carrying 48,458 tons of corn to Iraq in southern Turkey. Skenderon.
The Polarnet, which departed on Friday, arrived at Derince in northwestern Turkey to unload on Monday morning, marking the completion of the first cargo since the restart of the Black Sea export route.
According to data released by the Turkish Defense Ministry, seven cargo ships have so far exported about 243,000 tons of corn from Ukraine since the first cargo ship set off on August 1. Other vessels were carrying 11,000 tons of soybeans, 6,000 tons of sunflower oil and 45,000 tons of sunflower meal (previously reported as sunflower seeds).
Ukraine's Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrako confirmed that the two ships left Ukraine on Monday, adding that the Yuzhny port was the third Ukrainian port included in the four-sided agreement. The opening of this port brings Ukraine's total export capacity to 3 million tons per month. In peacetime, Ukraine exports as much as 6 million tonnes of grain per month from ports located along the Black and Azov coasts.
The four ships that left Ukraine on Sunday are expected to anchor near Istanbul on Monday night and will be inspected by staff at the Joint Coordination Center on Tuesday, the Turkish Defense Ministry said.
According to the quadrilateral agreement, the Joint Coordination Center (JCC) established in Istanbul is responsible for overseeing Ukrainian shipping outbound. Joint focal point for Russian, Ukrainian, Turkish and United Nations personnel.
The Razoni, the first cargo ship to depart from Ukraine, was due to arrive in Lebanon on Sunday, but was anchored off Turkey's southern coast, according to ship-tracking data.
The Fulmar S, the first foreign-flagged bulk carrier to arrive at the port of Chernomorsk since the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, is now ready to load, Ukraine's infrastructure ministry said on Sunday. A second freighter, the Osprey S, bound for Ukraine, was inspected in Istanbul on Sunday and approached Ukrainian waters on Monday morning.