Rosterminalugol YTD coal exports volume hits the 15-millionth-tonne mark
The volume of export coal handled at Rosterminalugol port year-to-date has reached 15 million tonnes. The coal terminal press office reports that on August 17, the 15-millionth tonne was part of a 91,500-tonne coal cargo loaded onto the Post-Panamax dry bulk carrier Double Delight.
The commodity was delivered to the terminal by 18 trains (1,288 rail cars). A third of the coal cargo was transferred directly to the bulk carrier (in ‘railcar-to-ship’ mode), bypassing unloading at the terminal warehouse.
The dry bulk carrier has become the 209th in a row at the terminal since January this year. In a record year of 2017, the 15-millionth tonne was exported August 19. The ship is now bound for a European port.
The company is implementing a long-term programme on enhancing environmental safety initiated by Port Management Company LLC, a sole executive body of Rosterminalugol JSC. Under the programme the company annually confirms compliance with the ISO 14001:2004 standard “Enviromental Management System”. By winter season of 2019-2020, the dust protection system of the terminal will be expanded with additional 15 snow guns.
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 Russian President Vladimir Putin. In 2016, Rosterminalugol entered the holding run by OOO Port Management Company. In 2018, the company handled 19.9 million tonnes of coal.
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%.
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 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.