Coal exports via Vostochny Port rise 2.6% to 13,5 million tonnes
Handling of export coal by Primorsky Krai, Russia based terminal operator JSC Vostochny Port between January and July 2016 totaled 13.5 million tonnes, or 2.6% more than in H1, 2015, the company said.
In the reporting period 301 bulk cargo vessels were handled at the berths of Vostochny Port.
In July coal throughput at Vostochny Port jumped by 15% to 2,23 million tonnes. The average daily unloading rate at the Vostochny Port's dedicated coal terminal reached 761 rail cars, which is this year-to-date record high.
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 receives 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. In 2015 cargo throughput at Vostochny port totaled 22.8 million tonnes, a fifth of the total coal exports from Russia's seaports and about 32% of the coal handled at the ports in the country's Far East basin. Vostochny Port presently is implementing a large-scale investment project (since 2012) on the construction of Coal Handling Complex Phase 3, including the construction of a federal railway infrastructure. The facility P3 completion and launching is scheduled for 2017, with annual coal throughput capacity of 39 million tonnes.
JSC Vostochny Port's sole executive body is Management Port Company LLC.