Coal exports via Rosterminalugol terminal hit 13 mln t milestone this year
Rosterminalugol JSC, the largest dedicated coal port in the Baltic region, part of Russia’s largest coal port holding Port Management Company LLC, says it has exported 13 mln t of coal this year.
The milestone tonne was loaded on 23 July 2017 onto the Panamax bulk carrier, Navios Gemini S, the 191st vessels handled from the year beginning (the 24th in July). In 2016, this result was achieved in the end of September. The shipload exceeded 66,100 t (906 wagons including 670 innovative wagons).
Coal loaded onto the Navios Pollux is currently being shipped to Turkey.
According to the statement, the terminal transshipped 18.1 mln t of coal in 2016 and is going to increase its throughput by 16% to 21 mln t in 2017.
Rosterminalugol JSC (port Ust-Luga, Leningrad Region) is the largest dedicated coal terminal in the North-West region of Russia. The terminal built with the application of the innovative technologies is intended to supply Russian coal produced in Kuzbass and other coal fields to the customers in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Latin America. The terminal was founded in 1996 under the programme on establishment of a commercial seaport in Ust-Luga. Phase II of the port – automated transshipment facility – was put into operation in 2006 in the presence of RF President Vladimir Putin. In 2016, Rosterminalugol entered the holding run by Port Management Company LLC.
In 2016, throughput of Rosterminalugol grew by 3.4%, year-on-year, to a record high result of 18.1 mln t (over 60% of coal transshipment in the ports of Russia’s Baltic Basin). In 2016, Managing Port Company LLC launched the project on further modernization of the terminal. Over the recent 5 years the terminal exported 80 mln t of coal, which is an absolute record among the ports of Russia’s North-West region. On 24 June 2017, the terminal handled the largest bulk carrier in its history, Navios Pollux (Capesize, deadweight – 180,000 t, length - 282 m, width – 45 m).
The port’s three lines ensure a complete cycle of operations including automatic unloading, treatment and magnetic cleaning, storage and loading onto seagoing ships including panamax and capsize bulk cargo carriers, customs and shipping paperwork. Environmental safety at the port is ensured by state-of-the-art dust suppression and storm water control systems. In 2016, Rosterminalugol celebrated its 20th anniversary.