PIVDENNYI PORT, Ukraine — Sailors in blue and orange coveralls milled around on the deck of the freighter Brave Commander on Sunday as a series of chutes and conveyors loaded the ship’s cargo bay with 23,000 metric tons of wheat bound for Africa. The Brave Commander, a Lebanese-flagged freighter, wasContinue Reading

The first ship hired to carry Ukrainian grain directly to famine-stricken parts of the Horn of Africa since the Russian invasion halted food exports six months ago will arrive in Ukraine on Friday, U.N. officials said. The U.N.-chartered bulk carrier, the Brave Commander, is expected to dock at the YuzhnyContinue Reading

Three ships loaded with grain have been granted permission to leave Ukrainian ports on Friday, days after the first grain-laden vessel left the country since Russia’s invasion under a hard-won deal to free more than 20 million tons of Ukraine’s desperately needed stores. A joint coordination center in Istanbul, createdContinue Reading

MYKOLAIV, Ukraine — A ship loaded with corn on Monday became the first cargo vessel to sail from Ukraine in more than five months of war, passing through Russia’s naval blockade of Ukraine’s Black Sea ports and raising hopes that desperately needed food will soon reach nations afflicted by shortagesContinue Reading

A ship loaded with Ukrainian corn was heading for an inspection in Turkish waters on Tuesday, a first under the provisions of a recent grain deal that opened Ukrainian ports for export after five months of a wartime Russian blockade. If the voyage goes smoothly, and the ship reaches itsContinue Reading

The bulk carrier M/V Razoni leaves Ukraine’s port of Odesa on Monday. Oleksandr Gimanov/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Oleksandr Gimanov/AFP via Getty Images The bulk carrier M/V Razoni leaves Ukraine’s port of Odesa on Monday. Oleksandr Gimanov/AFP via Getty Images ODESA, Ukraine – A cargo ship loadedContinue Reading

ODESA, Ukraine — A string of explosions rocked Ukraine’s southern city of Odesa on Saturday, hitting one of the country’s most important ports less than 24 hours after a deal was signed to secure the transit of millions of tons of grain through Black Sea routes. The strikes risk underminingContinue Reading