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  • Prime Minister: More than 660 ships have already passed through the new grain corridor, carrying some 20 million tonnes of cargo
    Communications Department of the Secretariat of the CMU, posted 06 February 2024 18:10

    Ukraine’s maritime logistics corridor has been in operation for six months now, following the lifting of the Black Sea blockade and the revival of Ukrainian maritime trade. This was announced by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal at a Government session on 6 February.

    “More than 660 ships have already passed through the new grain corridor, carrying some 20 million tonnes of cargo to 32 countries. 70% of these cargoes are products of our agricultural producers,” the Prime Minister said.

    At the same time, according to the Prime Minister, the Government has managed to launch a project to insure Ukrainian exports against war risks. It is about insuring ships calling at Ukrainian ports.

    According to Denys Shmyhal, in January Ukraine reached the pre-war volume of sea exports, and in terms of total exports it is already approaching the level before the full-scale invasion. Last month, Ukraine’s total exports amounted to USD 3.1 billion in monetary terms, of which USD 1.9 billion were maritime exports.

    “This is helping us to accumulate domestic resources. In fact, every hryvnia that comes into the budget from exports is spent on defence. For better provision of the military, for drones and ammunition, for innovative defence products and much more,” the Head of Government stressed.

    The Prime Minister thanked the Ukrainian military for the security of Black Sea logistics, Ukrainian entrepreneurs for their economic activity that strengthened the state, and partners who supported insurance projects.

    Prime Minister: More than 660 ships have already passed through the new grain corridor, carrying some 20 million tonnes of cargo