Rosterminalugol exported 170 million tonnes of coal throughout its history
Rosterminalugol JSC, operator of Russia’s largest dedicated coal port (run by Port Management Company, PMC LLC) says it has transshipped 170 million tonnes of export coal from the terminal launching in 2003.
The milestone tonne was loaded onto the Panamax ship Gisela Oldendorff which was loaded with more than 76,000 tonnes of coal. It was the 21st vessel received at the terminal since the beginning of the month (the 42nd from the year beginning). The ship is currently heading for Europe.
Rosterminalugol JSC (port Ust-Luga, Leningrad Region) is the largest dedicated coal terminal in the North-West region of Russia. In 2018, the company handled 19.9 million tonnes of coal.
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 Russian President Vladimir Putin. In 2016, Rosterminalugol entered the holding run by Port Management Company LLC.
In terms of application of digital and computer technologies, Rosterminalugol is the leader in the port industry. Automation of processes at the port exceeds 98%. The commodity is exported to more than 30 countries in Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region.
Port Management Company LLC founded in 2008 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 2018, total coal throughput of the holding's stevedoring companies reached 44.1 million tonnes, which is more than one third of all seaborne coal exports from Russia. In 2019, it is expected to reach 70 million tonnes.