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Coal seaport of Shakhtersk welcomes largest vessel

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The coal seaport of Shakhtersk, a key asset of the Eastern Mining Company, for the first time in the history of the Sakhalin region, has accepted the largest 300 m vessel MINERAL YANG FAN for loading.

The largest bulk carrier MINERAL YANG FAN of the capesize type with a deadweight of 206 000 t has entered the Shakhtersk Coal Seaport. The length of the bulk carrier reaches 300 m, and the area of its upper deck is comparable to three football fields. The width of the vessel is 50 m. Vessels of this class are capable of handling only specialised deep-sea terminals, so only a few of the Russian ports can accept them.

At the moment, MINERAL YANG FAN has started loading at the coal seaport of Shakhtersk. The works are carried out through the floating loading terminal ‘EMCO’. The production capacity of the port and the road coal transhipment method used in the coal seaport of Shakhtersk allow handling vessels with a deadweight of up to 300 000 t.

The handling of vessels in the roadstead minimises the impact of coal on the port water area, and also reduces the environmental impact on the environment in the port area.

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