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Black Sea Grain Initiative - Joint Coordination Centre (JCC) procedures for merchant vessels with cargos from Ukraine

On 22 July the Republic of Turkey, Ukraine, the Russian Federation and the United Nations signed the Initiative on the safe export of foodstuffs and fertilizers, including ammonia, from the Ukrainian ports of Odesa, Chernomorsk and Yuzhny. 

The JCC has now published detailed procedures for all merchant ships planning to export foodstuffs and fertilizers including ammonia from these ports.  The procedures are mandatory requirements pursuant to the SOLAS Regulation Xl-2/11 and the ISPC Code, Part A, section 4.2 and Part B, section 4.26 as a condition of port entry or departure to or from the Ukrainian ports. The Procedures can be found here.  Questions can be directed to

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