Vostochny Port JSC, Russia’s largest dedicated coal port (run by Port Management Company, PMC LLC), handled about 2 million tons of export coal in January, up by more than 4% YoY (1.8 million tons).
In the reporting period the company unloaded 27,200 rolling stock units (+85 units). The share of innovative rail cars with increased capacity totaled 66% (17,900 units), up from 60% (16,200 units) in January 2017.
During the month the stevedoring company handled 47 vessels, up by 20.5%. In the reporting period the company handled 22 Panamax (47%) and 4 Capesize ships (8.5%). The largest one was the 295-meter long FPMC B Forever BL with the deadweight exceeding 180,000 tons, which was loaded with 152,700 tons of coal bound for Taiwan.
Most of coal was dispatched to South Korea (37%). Other countries of destination were Japan, Taiwan, India, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar.
In 2017 Vostochny Port fulfilled the plan having handled 23.2 million tons of premium quality coal. In the 12-months period Vostochny Port handled more than 317,000 open top rail cars and loaded 539 vessels.
In October 2017 the company achieved yet another record with average daily handling of 67,000 tons. On October 16, 2017 Vostochny Port loaded 83,800 tons of coal onto the bulk carrier FPMC B108 bound for Taiwan. It took 30 hours to load the ship.
In November 2017 Vostochny Port said that it had shipped 400 million tons of coal from the date of its foundation. The milestone ton was loaded onto the MBA Giovanni. (PortNews/Ukrainian metal)