Over 7 million tonnes of cargo have been exported from the Pivdennyi (Southern), Odesa and Chornomorsk ports since 8 August, and out of them almost 5 million tonnes are the products of Ukrainian farmers.
Source: Oleksandr Kubrakov, First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, on Facebook
Details: Kubrakov reported that since 8 August, 200 vessels have left and 226 have entered the ports through the corridor arranged by the Ukrainian Navy.
Quote: "Today, 31 vessels are being loaded in the Odesa, Chornomorsk and Pivdennyi ports, 30 more vessels are heading across the corridor in both directions."
Background: Ukraine managed to resume the operation of the Greater Odesa ports without the help of third parties which was possible thanks to military conditions, mainly the attack on a Russian landing ship in August.
Ukraine opened registration for merchant ships and their owners for taking temporary routes to or from the Odesa ports after Russia unilaterally quit the Black Sea Grain Initiative.
The first vessel which used the Ukrainian Black Sea corridor after Russia quit the grain deal arrived in Istanbul, Türkiye, on 18 August.