Ukraine reports first inbound vessels scheduled for inspections

18 May 2023 | Veronika Prykhodko

Ukrainian port agents reported three inbound vessels scheduled for May 19 inspections in Istanbul, signaling a resumption of inbound inspections that stopped on May 7, sources told Agricensus Thursday.

No new outbound vessels were reported scheduled for inspections by the Joint Coordination Centre (JCC).

According to the Ukrainian ports administration, a total of 69 vessels are currently waiting for inbound inspections after the market welcomed an export corridor agreement extension for another 60 days, which expires July 18.

Agricensus understands that up to ten Turkish commercial vessels, which have been stuck in the Mykolaiv and Olvia ports in Ukraine since February of 2022, will be able to finally leave, while trade sources hope the ports will be included in the agreement together with Pivdennyi, Odesa and Chornomorsk. 

A total of 30.28 million mt of goods were exported from Ukraine since the export corridor was established in July 2022, United Nations (UN) data showed.

China (7 million mt), Spain (5.4 million mt), Turkey (3.1 million mt) and Italy (2 million mt) were the top destinations for Ukrainian cargoes.