Press Release

Operational update - 13 September 2022 - Black Sea Grain Initiative/Joint Coordination Centre

13 September 2022

13 September 2022, ISTANBUL – The Joint Coordination Centre (JCC) authorised today the movement of seven outbound vessels carrying a total of 172,962 metric tons of grain and other food products under the Black Sea Grain Initiative. 

The seven commercial vessels authorised to move tomorrow, 14 September, are:

1) INCE AKDENIZ (IMO 9456460) from Yuzhny/Pivdennyi to Chattogram, Bangladesh, carrying 55,000 metric tons of wheat.

2) EIDER S (IMO 9364784) from Yuzhny/Pivdennyi to Spain, carrying 50,855 metric tons of corn

3) GLORY DINA (IMO 9464522) from Chornomorsk to Iskenderun, Türkiye, carrying 27,000 metric tons of wheat.

4) TAMREY S (IMO 9171541), from Odesa to Ravenna, Italy, carrying 18,100 metric tons of corn, 5,550 metric tons of soya beans, and 5,400 metric tons of wheat.

5) T-MED (IMO 9163142) from Yuzhny/Pivdennyi to Samsun, Türkiye, carrying 5,500 metric tons of wheat.

6) MARANTA (IMO 9206669) from Odesa to Ravenna, Italy, carrying 5,300 metric tons of soya beans.

7) CENK CAR (IMO 8611984) from Chornomorsk to Tekirdag, Türkiye, carrying 257 metric tons of sunflower seed and sunflower meal. This vessel was in port before the Initiative was launched.

In addition, one more vessel, whose scheduled departure today was delayed, is expected to move tomorrow, with amended commodities onboard: CPT DIMITRIOS S (IMO 9221592) from Yuzhny/Pivdennyi to Tarragona, Spain, will carry 56,800 metric tons of corn and 8,543 metric tons of barley. 

Destinations indicated are based on information received at the JCC and may change based on commercial activity. Grains that reach a destination may go through processing and be trans-shipped to other countries.

As of 13 September, the total tonnage of grain and other foodstuffs exported from the three Ukrainian ports is 2,872,711 metric tons. A total of 282 voyages (153 inbound and 129 outbound) have been enabled so far.

The JCC concluded today ten inspections on the following vessels: six inbound ARCTURUS (IMO 9221334), ATA-2 (IMO 9387669), MED ISLAND (IMO 9322748), NEW FAITH (IMO 9191034), RIDER (IMO 9017628), and TINA S (IMO 9498432), and four outbound, A-LINE (IMO 9246920), PRINCESS AMNAH (IMO 9008067), SEVIL (IMO 9148518), and SUPER BAYERN (IMO 9278911).

The joint teams plan twelve inspections tomorrow on eight inbound and four outbound vessels.

As per procedures agreed at the JCC, all participants coordinate with their respective military and other relevant authorities to ensure the safe passage of commercial vessels under the Black Sea Grain Initiative.

The JCC monitors closely the passage of commercial vessels through the maritime humanitarian corridor. 

Note to editors: The Joint Coordination Centre was established under the Black Sea Grain Initiative in Istanbul on 27 July 2022. It comprises senior representatives from the Russian Federation, Türkiye, Ukraine and United Nations and its role is to enable the safe transportation, by merchant ships, of grain and other foodstuffs and fertilizers from three key Ukrainian ports in the Black Sea to the rest of the world.

Ismini Palla

Black Sea Grain Initiative Joint Coordination Centre Media and Communications Officer

UN entities involved in this initiative

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
United Nations
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
World Food Programme

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