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Ukrainian grain export rises as stranded ship count declines

The UN is trying to secure release of 15 remaining vessels stuck at three Ukrainian ports. UN chief emphasizes during a Bimco seminar that grain export largely benefits poor countries, thereby rejecting Russian critique.

Some grain exported from Ukraine has arrived at this humanitarian food inventory in Ethiopia. | Photo: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

Since Ukraine regained the ability to export grain from three ports through a Black Sea corridor, 2.6 million tonnes of grain and other food products have been shipped out by sea. Export volume is rising and last week hit nearly pre-war level, said Peter Adams, special advisor to the Secretary General on maritime security at International Maritime Organization, during a webinar on Monday organized by analysis firm Bimco.

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