The POLARNET vessel, which was one of the first to take part in the implementation of the Initiative on safe transportation of grain and food products from Ukrainian ports, successfully passed the inspection by the inspection team in Istanbul and arrived at its final destination in Turkey.
"This first successful experience of the implementation of the "grain initiative" allows us to look optimistically at the future prospects of transportation. I am grateful to our partners from the UN and Turkey for effectively guaranteeing the safety of the ship's movement and maximum cooperation at all stages of the implementation of the agreements. I am especially grateful to the crew of the POLARNET vessel for being one of the first to use the "grain corridor", thereby opening the way for all other vessels," commented the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov.
The arrival of the NAVI STAR, ROJEN vessels, which left the ports in the same caravan with POLARNET, is expected at the destination ports approximately in a week.
As was reported earlier, on July 22 in Istanbul, at the proposal of the United Nations, Ukraine, Turkey and UN Secretary-General António Guterres signed the Initiative for the Safe Transportation of Grain and Food Products from the Ukrainian Ports of Odesa, Chornomorsk and Pivdenny.
On August 1, as part of the implementation of the agreements, the first ship - RAZONI under the flag of Sierra Leone - departed from Odesa port. The ship is transporting 26,000 tons of Ukrainian corn to the Lebanese port of Tripoli.