The Black Sea Grain Initiative was officially extended for a further 120 days, starting on 19 November, as agreed by the parties to the Initiative.
Three vessels left Ukrainian ports on 17 November carrying a total of 98,840 metric tonnes of grain and other food products under the Black Sea Grain Initiative. On the same day, one inbound vessel transited the maritime humanitarian corridor under the Black Sea Grain Initiative heading towards Ukrainian ports.
As of 17 November, the total tonnage of grain and other foodstuffs exported from the three Ukrainian ports is 11,186,228 million metric tonnes. A total of 941 voyages (470 inbound and 471 outbound) have been enabled so far.
As per procedures agreed at the Joint Coordination Centre (JCC), all participants co-ordinate 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.
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.