Ukraine plans to reopen its deep water ports on July 28, market sources said, enabling the departure of ships that have been stranded in Ukraine’s deep sea ports, laden with corn, since Russia’s invasion on Feb. 24. The ships will leave in convoy, with one of the first scheduled to sail a Viterra vessel the MV Riva Wind, one of the sources said. Vessel tracking service Kpler showed that it had been docked in Ukraine since Feb. 17 with a corn cargo of some 53,000 mt. Viterra did not respond immediately to a request for comment. The scheduled shipments come five days after the UN brokered a deal between the two countries, whose wheat and corn exports are a key component of grains supply to the Middle East and Africa. The recent increase in grain prices has helped to drive up inflation in those regions. Prior to the war, […]