First foreign-flagged ship Barbados Fulmar S arrives in Ukraine since Feb, awaits grain load
On July 22, Türkiye, the UN, Russia and Ukraine signed a landmark deal in Istanbul to reopen three Ukrainian Black Sea ports for exporting Ukrainian grain stuck for months.
The Barbados Flagged General Cargo Ship Fulmar S was the first foreign-flagged ship, carrying 12,000 tonnes of corn, in the Ukrainian port of Chornomorsk.
To oversee the process, a Joint Coordination Centre in Istanbul was officially launched on July 27, comprising representatives from the three countries and the UN. It enables safe transportation of commercial foodstuffs and fertilisers by merchant ships.
Ukraine is starting to resume grain exports in an effort overseen by a Joint Coordination Centre in Istanbul where Russian, Ukrainian, Turkish and U.N. personnel are working.
Ukraine eventually aims to ship out 3 million tonnes a month from its Black Sea ports.
Roughly 20 million tonnes of grain from last year’s crops are still stuck in the country.