Shipment of half a billionth tonne of coal from Vostochny Port kicked off by Sergey Ivanov and Yevgeny Ditrikh
Shipment of the half a billionth tonne of coal from Vostochny Port in the Primorsky Territory has been kicked off by Sergey Ivanov, Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport, and Yevgeny Ditrikh, Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation, via videoconference in the framework Transport Week in Moscow. IAA PortNews correspondent says Sergey Ivanov and Yevgeny Ditrikh wished further success to the port personnel.
According to Irina Olkhovskaya, Director for Port and Railway Projects, UMMC OJSC, modern equipment of Vostochny Port JSC and application of the best available technologies ensures high quality of services, environmentally-friendly storage and transshipment of coal bound for markets worldwide.
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.
Phase 3 of Vostochny Port’s coal terminal put into operation in early September 2019 is the most ambitious private investment project costing over RUB 40 billion and implemented through public private partnership without involving state financing. Phase 3 lets the terminal increase its annual throughput to 50-55 million tonnes. The Phase 3 project has generated more than 600 new high skill jobs. By 2026, the project will ensure a total of RUB 25 billion of tax payments that will give a powerful impetus to the social and economic development of the Primorsky Territory.