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Coal throughput at Vostochny Port rises 5.2%

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World Coal,

In 2019, Vostochny Port JSC, operator of one of Russia’s largest terminals offering transshipment of coal (run by Port Management Company, PMC LLC), handled 25.51 million t of coal (+5.2%, or 1.25 million t, y/y), according to the company.

The statement reports that growth was driven by the launching of Phase 3 of the port’s specialised coal terminal increasing the terminal’s total capacity to 50 - 55 million tpy.

In 2019, the port handled 552 dry bulk cargo carriers of different capacity including 23 capesize ships and 333 ships of panamax and post-panamax type, 1.4 times more than in 2018. The largest ship handled by the company was Aquamarine (DWT: 182,100 t, LOA: 292 m, Beam overall: 45 m) involved in exports of Russian coal to China. The shipload was as large as 152 000 t of coal.

During the reporting period, unloading of open-top railcars exceeded 349 000 units, up 7.5% versus the result of 2018 (325 000 units). The positive dynamics in handling of railcars could be attributed to the launching of the empty railcars departure facility under the Phase 3 project. Yard B of general use at Nakhodka-Vostochnaya station was built at the cost of the port and handed over to Russian Railways for servicing al companies in the Bay of Vrangel.

In the reporting period, the company exported coal to South Korea (31%), Japan (29.2%), Taiwan (17.5%), China (5.4%). Among the new destinations is India, which is interested in Russia’s coking coal. The country’s share in Vostochny Port’s exports increased from 6.5% in 2018 to 10.3% in 2019.

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