The number of daily vessels from Ukraine within the framework of the “grain corridor” fell to the lowest level

Oleksiy Yarmolenko

The number of ships with Ukrainian agricultural products that leave Ukraine every day has fallen to the lowest level. Currently, only 2.5 ships pass daily.

The press service of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine writes about it.

"Throughout January, the number of ship departures from Ukrainian ports remained at the level of 2.7, that is, on average, it was 2-3 ships per day. This was actually considered one of the lowest indicators for all the months of existence of the "grain initiative". It is due to the artificial blocking of the "grain corridor" by Russian inspectors. However, in recent days, as of the end of January, the situation has worsened, the daily number of ships has dropped to 2.5," they said.

On average, in January, one vessel transported approximately 37,000 tons of products, which is the best indicator. But it did not affect the total number of shipments. In January, Ukraine shipped only 2.4 million tons of grain, while in September and October it shipped more than 4 million tons each.

In general, as part of the grain initiative, Ukraine has already sent 675 ships with a cargo of 18.4 million tons. The share of Africa is 2.3 million tons, Asia — 5.1 million tons, Europe — 7.5 million tons, the Middle East — 3.4 million tons.

  • On July 22, Russia signed an agreement on unblocking the export of Ukrainian grain from the ports of Odesa, Pivdenny, and Chornomorsk. Russia and Ukraine signed the agreement separately — each with the UN and Turkey. There are no signatures of Ukraine and Russia on the same document. At the beginning of August, the first caravan of ships left the ports of Odessa.
  • On October 29, Russia announced its withdrawal from the "grain agreement". She cited the attack of drones on a ship of the Black Sea Fleet in the Sevastopol Bay as the reason. Already on November 2, Russia changed its mind and returned to the "grain agreement", and on November 17, the agreement was officially extended for another four months.