Vostochny Port handled 12.92 million tonnes of coal in 6M’2019, up 5.2% YoY
Vostochny Port JSC (Vgrangel, Primorsky Territory) says it handled 12.92 million tonnes of coal in January-June 2019, up 5.2% versus the same period of the previous year (12.28 million tonnes).
In the reporting period, the company unloaded 172,971 open-top railcars and loaded 289 dry bulk cargo carriers of different capacity.
The largest ship handled at the port in the first half of the year was Aquamarine (flag of Panama) of over 180,000 DWT. On April 17, the ship loaded with 151,600 toones of coal left for S. Korea.
In the reporting period, the company exported coal to Japan, Taiwan, S. Korea, India, China, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand, Vietnam, Sri-Lanka, Indonesia and the Philippines. Most of coal was dispatched to Japan (27%).
Vostochny Port JSC is Russia's largest dedicated open access coal port offering technologically advanced transshipment of coal. The terminal features 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 2018, the port handled 24.3 million tonnes of coal.
Vostochny Port is the first coal port in the Far East that obtained a certificate of compliance with ISO 14001:2015 “Environmental Management System: Requirements and Application Guide.” The certificate confirms the company’s compliance with both Russian and international requirements on environmental risk management.
Vostochny Port has implemented the most ambitious private investment project on construction of the coal terminal’s Phase 3 including the construction of the federal railway infrastructure. The project costing over RUB 40 billion was implemented through public private partnership without involving state financing. The coal will be delivered from Kuzbass, Khakassia, Yakutia and other coal fields of Russia. Phase 3 will let the terminal increase its throughput to 50-55 million tonnes per year.