New route for food export from Ukrainian ports agreed

New route for food export from Ukrainian ports agreed

The Joint Coordination Centre (JCC) on the implementation of the grain deal has agreed on a new shipping route for the delivery of food from Ukrainian ports, which is 320 nautical miles long, the JCC said in a message issued on Thursday.

According to the message, the Joint Coordination Center announced on Thursday a new route for "merchant vessels going in and departing from the three Ukrainian ports of Odesa, Chornomorsk, Pivdennyi/Yuzhny". The new shipping route is 320 nautical miles long, and "it allows for shorter transit in the maritime humanitarian corridor and easier planning for the shipping industry," the statement said.

The maritime humanitarian corridor, which is part of the new route, runs from the border of Ukraine's territorial waters to the southern point of the route.

According to the report, the new section of the route will open on August 26 and will allow the ships to reach their destinations faster.

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