Ships laden with farm goods are flowing out of Odesa terminals just as hoped for under the under the deal struck more than a week ago by Ukraine, Russia, Turkey and the United Nations.
Four vessels carrying corn and other ag commodities arrived Monday evening in Istanbul for inspection by the Joint Coordination Center before departing again, according to the Turkish Defense Ministry.
One vessel that left the Port of Pivdennyi in Odesa Monday morning is heading to Italy,” according to the Ukrainian consulting firm APK Inform. Another that left the Port of Chornomorsk is destined for the Netherlands.
“Currently, our goal is to increase transshipment in ports,” said Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov. “Within two weeks, we plan to reach a transshipment volume of 3-5 vessels per day.”