Before the war, the port ensured the export of about 25% of agricultural products.
Port Nikolaev is an important transport hub. Before the full-scale invasion, it provided the export of about 25% of agricultural products.
This was stated by Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Yuri Vaskov in a comment. Radio Liberty.
According to him, the port of Nikolaev is going to join the grain export initiative.
“This is a very important transport agricultural hub, without which it will also be quite difficult to ensure the rhythmic shipment of agricultural products. Therefore, in response to this demand for farmers, we are considering the possibility of initiating the addition of Nikolaev to this initiative before the UN and Turkey,” Vaaskov noted.
He pointed out that this could happen no less than a month after the corridor from the ports of the Odessa region is already operating systematically, but this directly depends on the military situation.
In addition, he recalled that since February 24, 80% of export and import capacities have not been working due to the war.
Grain corridor in the Black Sea – what is known
July 22 in Istanbul an agreement was signed on unblocking Ukrainian ports “Odessa”, “Chernomorsk” and “Yuzhny” for the export of grain and other agricultural products. Infrastructure Minister of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu signed separate identical agreements with the UN and Turkey.
On July 29, Kubrakov announced that 10 ships with Ukrainian grain in the ports of Odessa and Chornomorsk were already ready for shipment.
On the morning of August 1, the first full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine left the Odessa seaport ship with Ukrainian food. The Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship Razoni is heading to the port of Tripoli in Lebanon with 26,000 tons of corn.
August 2, the first ship with Ukrainian corn reached the coast of Turkey and passed the check. After inspection, the ship will leave the Bosphorus and head to the Lebanese port of Tripoli.