Turkish bulk carrier OSPREY anchors off the coast of Tuzla in Istanbul, Turkey on August 4, 2022. She is due to sail empty for Chernomorsk as soon as she is inspected Sunday.
Five cargo ships loaded with grain will set sail on Sunday from the Ukrainian ports of Chernomorsk and Odessa to continue the export of grain, the Joint Coordination Center (JCC) which oversees operations announced on Saturday evening.
In total, these vessels are transporting more than 161,000 tons of corn and food products to Turkey, China and Italy, according to the CCC which will monitor their progress until Istanbul, where they will be inspected offshore before taking the Bosphorus.
With these new starts, Ukrainian grain exports are gradually finding a steady pace.
The CCC says in a statement that it is in the process of finalizing regular export procedures under the Black Sea Grain Initiative, the official name of the Black Sea Grain Initiative. agreement.
Schedules may be affected by preparations and weather conditions or any other unforeseen circumstances, he specifies.
At the same time, the center has authorized the freighter MV Osprey to sail, empty, for Chernomorsk as soon as it has been inspected on Sunday, off the coast of Istanbul.
The CCC is established in Istanbul under the terms of the international agreement signed on July 22 between Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and the UN.< p class="sc-v64krj-0 knjbxw">A wheat field near Mariupol in the Donetsk region.
This agreement frees Ukrainian grain exports blocked by the war since February 24 and those of Russian agricultural products, despite Western sanctions.
Saturday evening, the experts ended the ;Inspection of the Navistar, which had left Odessa on Friday for Ireland.
Two other buildings which left at the same time will be inspected on Sunday, he said.
In his address to Ukrainians on Saturday evening, President Volodymyr Zelensky welcomed the relaunch of exports by sea of Ukrainian agricultural production. Our Black Sea ports are working, he said.
But the main risk, security, remains. The danger of Russian provocation and terrorist acts remains. Everyone should be aware of this. But if our partners fulfill their obligations and ensure safe deliveries, it will solve the global food crisis, he added.