First grain ship to depart from Ukraine’s Odesa to Lebanon

More ships will be launched successively
First grain ship to depart from Ukraine’s Odesa to Lebanon
The Razoni ship

Turkey and Ukraine confirmed today that the first Ukrainian grain shipment had left the port of Odesa.

According to the Joint Coordination Center for the export of grain from Ukraine, the first shipment leaving Odesa carries about 26,000 tons of maize and will arrive in the Turkish seas tomorrow before heading to the port of Tripoli in Lebanon after being examined in Turkey.

The Turkish Defense Ministry has said earlier that the first ship loaded with grain to leave Ukrainian ports was flying the Sierra Leone flag.

The Ministry added, that the ship, named Razzoni, is carrying corn and is en route to Lebanon.

It also stated that more ships will be launched successively. 

Russia and Ukraine are major global wheat suppliers. The agreement reached last week in Istanbul by the United Nations aims to alleviate the food crisis and lower global grain prices, which have risen since Russia’s invasion.

The agreement aims to ensure the safe passage of grain shipments to and from Chornomorsk, Odessa, and Pivdennyi ports. Moscow holds Ukraine responsible for the halting of shipments due to port water mines.

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