Baltic Coal Terminal throughput rises nearly 20 percent
Coal transshipments through Ventspils-based Baltic Coal Terminal in January-November 2012 rose 19.8 percent from the same period a year ago, to 4,453,000 tons, the stevedore company said.
In November, coal handling at the facility rose 11% to 340,870 tons.
Baltic Coal Terminal is a joint venture of CJSC MPO Kuzbass and Ventspils Commercial Sea Port. In 2011, coal throughput at the terminal totaled 4,079,270 tons. Currently, the coal handled at the BCT’s terminal is exported largely to the UK, Belgium, Spain and Morocco. The terminal’s indoor warehouse allows simultaneous storage of 210,000 tons of coal, (capacity - 6 m t/y). The two companies have invested in the first phase of the terminal EUR 80 million.