Ukraine’s new grain corridor is getting traction.

Three bulkers set course for the war-torn country on Friday, just hours after a cargo ship loaded at Chornomorsk and left, in defiance of a Russian naval blockade.

According to Ukrainian officials, the ships are the 45,600-dwt Eneida (built 2000), 74,800-dwt Ying Hao 01 (built 2002) and 13,900-dwt Azara (built 1997), which are already underway in the Black Sea.