A ship with record 195,700 tonnes of cargo left Pivdennyi port

Over 36 million tonnes of cargo have been exported via the Ukrainian sea corridor since August 2023.

Oleksandr Kubrakov, Ukraine’s infrastructure minister, stated that a record 195.7 thousand tonnes of freight were exported from Pivdennyi seaport via the Ukrainian corridor, by the “Captain Leonidas” ship sailing under the Panamanian flag.

The vessel, loaded with 195.7 thousand tonnes of freight, left Pivdennyi port on April 5. It is the largest vessel to call at Ukrainian ports since the full-scale Russian invasion on February 24, 2022, as Kubrakov said.

The information was confirmed by the ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine, which stated that they are making significant efforts to ensure a stable movement of maritime exports.

The vessel’s length is 300 metres, its width is 50 metres, and its deadweight exceeds 203,000 tonnes.

Since August 2023, more than 36 million tonnes of cargo have been exported by the Ukrainian sea corridor.

This is higher than the Grain Initiative’s figures for the year of its existence, the ministry wrote in the social media.

1,286 vessels have already transited the Ukrainian corridor, exporting 25 million tonnes of agricultural products to Asia, Africa, and Europe.

The report stated that 135 ships are expected to approach the ports of Odesa, Chornomorsk, and the South, exporting 4 million tonnes of cargo.

“The ministry’s team is making a lot of efforts to ensure stable movement of exports by sea and reach the targets by 2022,” the ministry noted, emphasizing that the Ukrainian corridor is an effective logistic route, the rhythmic work of which is the result of the joint efforts of the state, the United Defense Forces, and the entire maritime infrastructure team.