2020 March 31 11:30

Vostochny Port arranged operations under quarantine

Vostochny Port JSC, one of the key companies of Russia’s transport infrastructure, says it ensures uninterrupted transshipment of coal onto seagoing transport without decreasing its throughput.

“The key priority today is to ensure health and safety of each employee. The company has reorganized operation of its labour and production resources. On the one hand, that ensured safe operation of employees for an uninterrupted production process. On the other hand, Vostochny Port is fulfilling its obligations to the mining industry partners and Russian Railways while guaranteeing high performance in challenging economic conditions”, says the statement.

The company has undertaken all the measures in pursuance of the presidential order and other requirements on prevention of Covid-19 spreading. Work conditions have been changed for the personnel involved in the production process to meet the enhanced security requirements.

For other subdivisions not involved directly in the production process a non-work week was declared while maintaining wages. The personnel of the Port Administration is working from home.

Coronavirus prevention measures have been in force at Vostochny Port from the end of January 2020.

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 2019, it handled 25.51 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.