Intermodal “Terminal Astafiev” is up-to-date and recognized innovation project.
The terminal expansion adds to the measures of objectives in order to enhance Far Eastern and Primorye transport infrastructure and also to raise Russian coal competitiveness.
According to the Russian coal industry program development till 2030 the coal mining capacity will be increased from 323 mln to 450 mln tons annually in the nearest 20 years . The export to APR countries is planned to be expanded up to 60 mln tons, two times, exactly 20 mln tons, to China.
The upgrading of “Terminal Astafiev” and its carrying capacity will provide export coal dispatch stability primarily APR countries are interested in and make new perspectives for the biggest Russian coal companies as “Stroiservis Inc.”, “Mechel”, “Kuzbassrazrezugol”, “Suek”, "Gunvor Group".
As to be reliable transport cross-point in the Russian Far-East “Terminal Astafiev” gains advantages fully such as advantageous geographical position nearly being situated to APR countries where consumed coal is steadily increased and also as ice-free water area enabling smooth and year-round unloading of the largest vessels.
Economical terminal perspectives are defined not only by favorable position but by the availability of perfect resources provision.
“Terminal Astafiev” with its own deep marine mooring enables to load ships DWT under 30 th. tons. Practical logistic schemes being up to quality of intermodal transports and having real progress perspective had been operated by the company for partners.
Long-term terminalling contracts with PLC “RRW” and the biggest Russian coal companies have already been concluded.