China’s largest coal company, China Shenhua Energy Co. (Shenhua), saw a substantial increase in the amount of coal handled as its Huanghua coal port and the Shenhua dock at Tianjin port in January.
The company handled 7.6 million t at Huanghua – up from 3.2 million t in January 2015, an increase of 137.5%. Meanwhile Shenhua Tianjin coal dock handled 2.2 million t – up 83.3% from 1.2 million t.
Overall the company handled 11.7 million t of seaborne coal – up 67.1% from 7 million t in January 2016. Transportation over the company’s railroads was also up by 36.1% to 20 billion tonne km compared to 14.7 billion t km over the same period in 2015.
On the coal production side, figures were less robust with production down 3.9% at 24.7 million t. Coal sales were up 16.9%, however, at 20.7 million t compared to 17.7 million t in January 2015. Exports rose but remained negligible at 0.3 million t.
Edited by Jonathan Rowland.
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