The first loaded vessel dispatched from marine terminal of East Mining Company Limited (EMCO). The bulk carrier Glad Mark with 56 000 DWT anchored at the roadstead of Coal Sea port of Shakhtersk for coal loading on 6 April. It took three days for the company’s fleet to ‘accomplish the mission’. The coal loaded was shipped and will be further used by Thailand consumers.
Following the last year’s example, shortly Shakhtersk port will arrange simultaneous loading operations for several bulk carriers due to high capacity of the marine terminal and fleet.
The planned offloading figures of Coal Sea port of Shakhtersk this year make 7.5 - 8 million t. To reach the target EMCO is gradually increasing its terminal production capacity. The second 1500 t capacity loader (stacker) was purchased in 2017. The third loader (second stacker) was built up during internavigational period. Current overall capacity of berth loading complex makes 5500 tph.
In 2017, EMCO purchased two bulk carriers with 4500 DWT each and produced six flat top barges called ‘Rejd’. New vessels of the fleet contributed to boosting offloading capacities and setting an annual record of 4.6 million t.
Rejd is able to have 500 t of coal on board at once.
“This vessel is extremely flexible, perfectly fitting in our small basin. It takes around 20 min. to load cargo from stacker, then the vessel leaves the basin and in 20 min. we are there along the shipboard for unloading, one hour later the vessel is empty and goes back to the basin. It is pleasant to stay on board the new comfortable vessel with all modern conveniences. The crew of each Rejd vessel makes 12 people, with three shifts of four people, accordingly the crew of six EMCO Rejds makes 72 people,” tells Rejd 2 Captain Anatoli Kolesnikov.
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