Vostochny Port visited by official delegation from Japanese city of Otaru
Vostochny Port JSC has been visited by an official delegation from the Japanese city of Otaru, sister-city of Nakhodka, headed by Otaru Mayor Toshiya Hazama. The official programme offered by one of Russia’s largest stevedoring companies began with the visit to Phase 3 of its hi-tech coal handling facility launched in September 2019 during the 5th Eastern Economic Forum, says press center of Vostochny Port JSC.
At the observation point, representatives of Hokkaido authorities and business community, were told about operating procedures of the new terminal by Vadim Baibak, General Director of Vostochny Port JSC, and Oleg Almakeyev, Commercial Director of the company. They emphasized that the entire cycle of cargo transshipment – “from wagons to holds” is almost completely automated with environmental safety ensured by covered wagon dumpers, galleries and transfer stations as well as systems of aspiration, water sprinkling and windshields.
“According to our forecast for the several coming years, the project will ensure a total of RUB 25 billion of tax payments to the Primorsky Territory budget, generation of over 600 new high skill jobs and increase of coal exports to the Asia-Pacific Region and India of up to 55 million tonnes”, said Vadim Baibak.
When commenting on the visit of the Japanese delegation, Oleg Almakeyev said: “During the meeting with the members of the Japanese delegation we considered a possibility of expanding trade and economic cooperation between the companies of Otaru and Vostochny Port JSC. I am sure we have everything needed for that”.
Vostochny Port JSC (Vrangel settlement, Primorsky Region) is Russia’s largest specialized terminal with high-tech coal transshipment.
Vostochny Port is a free access facility open for all coal manufacturers of Russia. In 2018, it handled 24.3 million tonnes of cargo.
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.
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. Phase 3 will let the terminal increase its throughput to 50-55 million tonnes per year.