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Coal seaport Shakhtersk increased shipments by 29% in 1H21

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The coal seaport of Shakhtersk, a key logistics asset of the Eastern Mining Company, shipped 4.6 million t of coal in 1H21. Compared to the same period last year, the company's cargo turnover increased by 29%.

The growth was mainly due to the systematic work on expanding the fleet in previous periods, which in turn made it possible to strengthen the off-road coal shipment and increase its daily volume by 17%. In addition, the port carried out thorough preparations during the inter-navigation period, which made it possible to quickly start implementing the production plan from the beginning of navigation. It should be reminded that the cape size vessel with a tonnage of over 160 000 t, as well as a panamax-type vessel with a tonnage of 77 thousand t, were the first to be loaded at the Shakhtersk Coal Seaport.

“In 2021, the fleet of the Shakhtersk Coal Seaport expanded. Two new self-propelled barges, each with a deadweight of 7500 t, have begun work. Thanks to this, we raised the average daily rate for road transhipment to 80 000 t. Also, an increase in production capacity allowed us to achieve a record for daily coal shipment in 1H21. It amounted to over 100 000 tpd,” commented Alexey Tkachenko, Executive Director of the Shakhtersk Coal Sea Port.

The key consumers of coal mined at the Solntsevsky coal mine are the countries of the Asia-Pacific region. China ranks first. In 1H21, 3.4 million t of coal were shipped through the coal seaport of Shakhtersk to the largest country in Asia, which is 74% of the total. Also, in 1H21, there was a fivefold increase in coal shipments to India.

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