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"East Port" increases the volume of exports
"East Port" has increased the export volume by 9%. Since the beginning of this year, 16,6 million tons of premium quality coal have been exported. For the same period last year, this figure was 15,2 million tons.
As the press office of the JSC "Eastern Port" reports, the number of unloaded gondola cars increased by 4% and amounted to 218,5 thousand units (from January to August 2017 this figure was 210 thousand cars). Compared to the same period last year, the share of innovative high-capacity gondola cars increased by 18 percentage points - from 59% (125 thousand) to 77% (169 thousand). In August 2018 processed 28 thousand gondola cars, which is 14% more than in July 2017 year (24,5 thousand gondola cars).
At the berths of the stevedoring company, 397 bulk carriers of various cargo capacity are loaded, including 134 (34%) ships of panamax type and 36 (9%) type capesize. For comparison, from January to August of the year 2017 to the berths of the port, 30 (8%) ships of the capesize type were loaded.
Since the beginning of 2018, coal has gone to South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China, Malaysia, India, Pakistan, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore. The leader in terms of imports is South Korea, which accounted for 34%.