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Coal seaport of Shakhersk breaks record for single shipment of coal

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The coal seaport of Shakhtersk, the logistics asset of the Eastern Mining Company, has become the first port in the Sakhalin region to receive the largest 300 m vessel and the first in the history of the Russian Federation to carry out a record one-time shipment of coal in the volume of 188 119 t.*

In the coal seaport of Shakhtersk, the loading of the largest bulk carrier MINERAL YANG FAN of the capesize type with a deadweight of 206 000 DWT has been completed. The MINERAL YANG FAN took on board 188 119 t of coal mined at the Solntsevsky coal mine and headed to the port of India. Bulk carrier MINERAL YANG FAN sails under the flag of the Marshall Islands. The vessel is 300 m long and 50 m wide. Vessels of this class are capable of handling only specialised deep-sea terminals.

“Congratulations to the entire port team on a double record. We took over the largest vessel on Sakhalin and set a new Russian shipping record. This is an excellent experience for our team, which successfully coped with the loading of a bulk carrier, and an excellent result at the beginning of the navigation season,” said Anatoly Balakin, Executive Director of the Shakhtersk coal seaport.

The production capacities of the port and the roadstead coal transhipment method used in the coal seaport of Shakhtersk allow handling vessels with deadweight of up to 300 000 t. Loading was carried out through the floating loading terminal GENOVA. 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.

*Prior to that, in the Russian Federation, the largest shipment of coal in the volume of 166 800 t was carried out in the port of Vanino in 2019.

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