Coal exports via Vostochny Port in January 2018 grew by 4% Y-o-Y to 2 mln t (photo)
Vostochny Port JSC, Russia’s largest dedicated coal port (run by Port Management Company, PMC LLC) handled about 2 mln t of export coal in January 2018, up more than 4% against January 2017 (1.8 mln t), says PMC.
In the reporting period, the company unloaded 27,200 rolling stock units (+85 units, year-on-year). The share of innovative rail cars with increased capacity totaled 66% (17,900 units), up from 60% (16,200 units) in January 2017.
During the month the stevedoring company handled 47 vessels, up 20.5%, year-on-year. In the reporting period the company handled 22 Panamax (47%) and 4 Capesize ships (8.5%). The largest one was the 295-meter long FPMC B Forever BL with the deadweight exceeding 180,000 t which was loaded with 152,700 t of coal bound for Taiwan.
Most of coal was dispatched to S. Korea (37%). Other countries of destination – Japan, Taiwan, India, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Myanma.
In 2017, Vostochny Port fulfilled the plan for January-December having handled 23.2 mln t of premium quality coal. In the 12-months period Vostochny Port handled more than 317,000 open top rail cars and loaded 539 vessels. In October the company achieved yet another record with average daily handling of 67,000 t. On October 16, Vostochny Port loaded 83,800 t of coal onto the bulk carrier FPMC B108 bound for Taiwan. It took 30 hours to load the ship. In November, Vostochny Port said that it shipped 400 mln t of coal from the date of its foundation. The milestone tonne was loaded onto the MBA GIOVANNI.
Vgrangel, Primorsky Krai based Vostochny Port JSC is Russia's largest dedicated open access coal port using covered stations for unloading and transfer of coal, conveyor equipment, rotary car dumpers, shiploaders and the second-to-none system of multi-stage magnetic coal separation. The port handles coal mined and exported by Russian coal companies. In 2017 coal throughput at the terminal reached 23.2 million tonnes, a fifth of all coal exports from Russia's seaports and about 30% of coal transshipment in the ports of the Far Eastern Basin.
Vostochny Port JSC is a free access terminal, open to all coal producers. The enterprise's main objective is the increase in coal throughput and the best quality of cargo handling services: ensuring an uninterrupted supply chain and loading the commodity to the most efficient types of vessels for the formation of new supply routes.
Vostochny Port JSC LLC is implementing an ambitious investment project on construction of the coal terminal’s Phase 3 including the construction of the federal railway infrastructure. Vostochny Port’s Phase 3 facilities will be put into operation in 2018 allowing for port capacity to reach 39-40 mln t in 2019. The coal will be delivered from Kuzbass and other coal fields of Russia.
A sole executive body of Vostochny Port JSC is Port Management Company LLC.
Port Management Company LLC is Russia's major coal port holding that exercises the powers of a single executive body of largest dedicated coal ports based in the Baltic Sea region (Rosterminalugol JSC, Ust-Luga, Leningrad Region) and in the Far East (Vostochny Port JSC, Wrangel Bay, Primorsky Territory). In 2017, total coal throughput of the holding's stevedoring companies reached 48.2 million tonnes, which is more than one third of all seaborne coal exports from Russia. The commodity is exported to more than 30 countries in Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. By 2019, according to PMC' estimates the total annual coal throughput across marine coal terminals will increase to 56.5 million tonnes.
Dedicated coal ports of the holding, Vostochny Port and Rosterminalugol, are fitted with the cutting-edge equipment for closed transshipment of coal. A specific feature of the holding’s activities is the search and introduction of the best technologies available to increase coal transshipment and improve environmental safety. The ports boast the world’s best equipment, unique import substitution technologies and self-engineered products.