Stevedore company Terminal Astafiev located in Russia’s Far East, has cut its coal handling by 95,500 tons, or by about 50%, to reduce handling of dust-forming cargoes and to improve environment in the city of Nakhodka, the Primorsky region’s government said in a statement on February 9.
The region’s acting governor Andrei Tarasenko and the company’s CEO Ruslan Kondratov signed an agreement to cut coal handling by 50% on January 30.
“Until the end of 2018 the company is to design arched structures over the unloading areas, and arrange coal handling via a 550-meter enclosed conveyor line before 2021. Additional spending on these projects will exceed 340 million rubles,” the statement read. (Prime/Ukrainian metal)