Black Sea Grains Initiative Joint Coordination Center Operational Update (November 17, 2022) – Global
November 17, 2022, Istanbul – The Joint Coordination Center (JCC) takes note of the automatic extension of the Black Sea Grains Initiative under the same provisions for a further period of 120 days from November 19, as agreed by the parties to the Initiative.
The JCC reports that three ships left Ukrainian ports today carrying a total of 98,840 metric tons of grain and other food items under the Black Sea Grain Initiative.
The ships that started their outbound journey today are:
- SUPER SAKA (IMO 9456551) from Odessa to Saudi Arabia, carrying 54,000 metric tons of wheat.
- GOKOVA-M (IMO 9243526) from Chornomorsk to Tekirdag, Türkiye carrying 40,000 metric tons of wheat. GOKOVA-M is a vessel chartered by the World Food Programme. The wheat will be ground into flour in Turkey and will be shipped to Afghanistan (30,000 metric tons) and Yemen (10,000 metric tons).
- NIZAR (IMO 8324751) from Chornomorsk to Türkiye, carrying 4,840 metric tons of soybeans.
Also today, an inbound ship transited through the Maritime Humanitarian Corridor under the Black Sea Grain Initiative heading to Ukrainian ports.
Today no inspection took place due to unfavorable weather conditions.
There are currently 69 ships awaiting boarding – after inspection – in Ukrainian ports with the capacity to export around 1.5 million tons of grain and other food products. In addition, 24 loaded ships are waiting to be inspected in Turkish territorial waters.
The JCC plans to deploy three joint inspection teams tomorrow, 18 November.
As of November 17, the total tonnage of grain and other foodstuffs exported from the three Ukrainian ports was 11,186,228 million metric tons. A total of 941 trips (470 incoming and 471 outgoing) have been activated so far.
In accordance with procedures agreed within the CCC, all participants coordinate with their respective military and other competent authorities to ensure the safe passage of commercial vessels under the Black Sea Grain Initiative.
The JCC closely monitors the passage of commercial vessels through the Humanitarian Maritime Corridor.
Detailed data here: https://bit.ly/JCC-vessel-movements
Note to editors: The Joint Coordination Center was established within the framework of the Black Sea Grains Initiative in Istanbul on July 27, 2022. It includes high-level representatives from the Russian Federation, Turkey, of Ukraine and the United Nations and its role is to enable the safe transport, by merchant ships, of grain and other foodstuffs and fertilizers from three key Ukrainian ports on the Black Sea to the rest of the world. For more information on the Black Sea Grain Initiative, click here.