Rosterminalugol, the largest dedicated coal port in the North West of Russia (a part of Port Management Company LLC) handled more than 15.9 million tons of export coal in January-August, up by 42% YoY, the terminal operator said in a press release.
In the reporting period, Rosterminalugol unloaded 16.2 million tons of coal from 226,064 rail cars (49% of units are innovative ones). Rosterminalugol handled 25 vessels with deadweight exceeding 100,000 tons including Capesize ship Navios Pollux, which was loaded with 128,000 tons of coal – a record large load for both Rosterminalugol and other coal ports in the European part of Russia. In 1996-2016, the stevedoring company handled eight 100,000DWT ships.
In August the terminal exported more than 2.4 million tons of coal, up by 46% YoY.
In August, Rosterminalugol loaded 29 ships with average ship cargo of more than 82,900 tons, while the maximum loading performance during a 12-hour shift exceeded 52,400 tons.
In August, the company unloaded over 2.3 million tons of coal, or 32,809 rail cars (42% – innovative units). In the same month of the previous year the terminal handled 23,798 rail cars, which delivered some 1.7 million tons of coal. (Portnews/Ukrainian metal)
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