22:57 13.09.2017

Yuzhny port plans to build new coal terminal

Yuzhny port (Odesa region) is planning to build a new terminal for imports and exports of bulk cargo.

According to the press service of the port, this was announced on September 13 during the official ceremony of unloading the Ocean Ambitious vessel, which delivered 62,000 tonnes of steam for thermal power plants (TPP) of PJSC Centrenergo.

Acting director of the enterprise Vitaliy Zhukovsky noted the future terminal is designed for unloading bulk cargo, namely coking and steam coal from abroad. The new terminal will help increase freight turnover, increase the speed of handling ships and shipment of coal by wagons.

"Yuzhny port plans in September to accept six ships with steam and coking coal for a total of more than 530,000 tonnes for various cargo owners. All berths and warehouses of the enterprise will be used to receive fuel for Ukrainian TPPs and metallurgical plants. Since the beginning of 2017 some 294,000 tonnes of anthracite has been sent to TPPs and about one million tonnes of coking coal to metallurgists. The increase in the volume of imported goods forces us to resolve the issues of building a new terminal promptly," he said.

Zhukovsky noted it is possible to implement such a project jointly with investors, therefore the port is open for discussion and cooperation in the format of public-private partnership.

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