Ukraine has already exported 4 million tons of cargo thanks to the new shipping corridor in the Black Sea, President Volodymyr Zelenskyiy announced on Tuesday.
"The 'grain corridor' is working. We are currently overcoming the mark of 4 million tons of cargo and maintaining positive dynamics," the president's Telegram channel says.
On Monday, the US ambassador to Ukraine Bridget Brink reported that 100 ships had already passed through the Black Sea Corridor.
In August 2023, Ukraine opened a new sea route from Odesa, which was initially used to evacuate civilian vessels stuck in the Ukrainian ports of Chornomorsk, Odesa and Pivdennyi since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion.
In August, Ukraine established a new maritime shipping lane from the port of Odesa. By September 17, this revitalized transportation corridor connecting Ukrainian harbors to international trade routes had become operational not only for outbound cargo but also inbound ships.
It also allowed Ukraine to unblock sea exports for metallurgists.