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Coal exports via Rosterminalugol hit 19 millionth tonne mark

Coal News - Published on Mon, 17 Dec 2018

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Handling of export coal at Rosterminalugol, the largest dedicated coal terminal in the European part of Russia (part of Port Managment Co. Holding) reached as of December 12, 2018 the mark of 19 million tonnes, the terminal operator said in a press release. The 19-millionth tonne became part of coal shipment loaded onto Postpanamax bulk carrier W-Ace, which is the 9th vessel that called the port this month (and 275th unit year-to-date). The ship left the port with 85,000 tonnes of thermal coal in cargo holds.

AO Rosterminalugol (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 2017, coal throughput of Rosterminalugol grew by 38%, YoY, to a record high of 25 million tonnes (over 60% of coal exports through the ports of Russia’s Baltic Basin). In 2016, OOO Port Management Company launched the project the terminal expansion and modernization. In the recent five years the terminal exported 80 million tonnes of coal, which is an absolute record among the ports of Russia’s North-West region. On 24 June 2017, the coal port handled its largest bulk carrier ever – Navios Pollux (Capesize, DWT – 180,000 tonnes, LOA - 282 m, Beam – 45 m).

The coal port three-phased development and expansion project ensures a complete cycle of operations including automatic unloading, treatment and magnetic cleaning, storage and loading onto seagoing ships including Panamax and Capsize bulk cargo carriers, customs and shipping paperwork. Environmental safety at the port is ensured by state-of-the-art dust suppression and storm water control systems. In 2016, Rosterminalugol celebrated its 20th anniversary.

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%.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Mon, 17 Dec 2018
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