Monday October 17, 2022
On October 16, four ships loaded with 140,000 tonnes of grain left Odesa and Pivdennyi ports.
"Today, October 16, four ships loaded with 140,000 tonnes of Ukrainian agricultural products departed from Odesa and Pivdennyi ports," Serhiy Bratchuk, spokesperson for the Odesa Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.According to him, one of the ships is EAUBONNE bulker which will deliver 53,300 tonnes of wheat to Kenya. This is the second bulker bound for Kenya. The first SUPER HENRY bulk carrier with 51,400 tonnes of wheat arrived in the port of Mombasa (Kenya).
During the entire period of the initiative implementation, 1.1 million tonnes of food were sent to Africa. In particular, five ships chartered by the United Nations World Food Programme have already left the ports of Odesa region carrying more than 120,000 tonnes of grain for the residents of Ethiopia, Yemen, and Somalia.
As reported, seven ships with Ukrainian agricultural products left Odesa and Pivdennyi ports as part of the grain initiative implementation on October 15.
On July 22 in Istanbul, Ukraine, Turkey, and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres signed the initiative on the safe transportation of grain and foodstuffs from the Ukrainian ports of Odesa, Chornomorsk, and Pivdennyi at the proposal of the United Nations.
The first ship with Ukrainian food products left Odesa port on August 1.