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After the grain deal: the first ship arrives in Ukraine to collect the crop |  Abroad

After the grain deal: the first ship arrives in Ukraine to collect the crop | Abroad

ModernizationAn empty Barbados-flagged cargo ship has arrived at the Ukrainian port of Chernomorsk near Odessa. This was announced, on Saturday, by the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Alexander Kobrakov. It is the first ship to pick up grain in Ukraine since the beginning of the war.

The arrival of Vollmar S. Possible due to the agreement between Ukraine, Russia, Turkey and the United Nations, which paved the way for the export of Ukrainian grain through the Black Sea. Since last Monday and as a result, Four large bulk carriers laden with grain can leave Ukrainian ports On their way to the Bosphorus and world markets, where food scarcity leads to high prices and in poor countries immediately leads to hunger.

Five more ships carrying grain will leave the Ukrainian ports of Chernomorsk and Odessa on Sunday. So says the Joint Coordination Center (CCC) in Istanbul, which oversees operations. In total, the ships will transport more than 161,000 tons of corn and other nutrients to Turkey, China and Italy. The number of grain ships leaving Ukraine increased in the past week, indicating that exports are gradually becoming regular.


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All ships must be inspected by a joint team of the four participants in the agreement.

For his part, Minister Kobrakov said that within two weeks at least three to five ships are expected to arrive daily at Ukrainian ports. In the long run, three million tons of grain should be exported per month from the Black Sea ports. About twenty million tons of grain from last year’s harvest remain in the country.

The first ship loaded with grain from Ukraine passed through Istanbul earlier this week on its way to Lebanon. The Turkish Ministry of Defense said, on Saturday, that a second ship is on its way to Ireland after an inspection in Istanbul.

The ship Vollmar S. She is on her way to Odessa near Istanbul. (05/08/22) © AFP

According to the agreements, all ships will be checked by a joint team of the four participants in the agreement (Ukraine, Russia, Turkey and the United Nations). There should be no items on board that have not been agreed upon. This applies to cargo ships from Ukraine and to ships destined for Ukraine. The inspection will take place at the northern entrance to the Bosphorus.

The crew of the ship Vollmar S.  and inspectors of the Coordination Center in Istanbul.  (05/08/22)

The crew of the ship Vollmar S. and inspectors of the Coordination Center in Istanbul. (05/08/22) © AFP



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