Coal throughput at Vostochny Port climbs 0.3% to 7.24 tonnes in Jan-Apr
Export of coal through JSC Vostochny Port in January – April totaled 7,024,471 tonnes, a slight 0. 3-percent gain on the same period 2015, the stevedoring company said.
In April 2016 the terminal handled 1,614,214 tonnes of export coal.
JSC Vostochny Port is the major stevedoring company of Russia specializing in handling of export coal. The company’s assets include the Specialized Coal Terminal, the only in the Primorsky Terrioty dedicated terminal utilizing conveyer equipment as well as the railcar unloading station. Automation at the facility reaches 98.9%. The coal terminal's annual capacity reaches 14.2 million tonnes.
The second facility is the Universal Handling Terminal of annual capacity of 3 million tonnes, which specializes in clamshell coal handling. The Company handles largely coal mined in Kuzbass region. The commodity exports account for 98.5% of total cargo volumes of the terminal operator. Less than 1.5% is coal shipped by coasting dry bulk carriers, and just 0.01% accounts for other cargoes. Construction of Vostochny Port's Coal Handling Terminal Phase 3 began in 2012. JSC Vostochny Port's sole executive body is Management Port Company LLC.