The Scythia Graeca bulk carrier, which carried the latest consignment of 75,000 tons of anthracite from the South African port of Richards Bay to Ukraine, moored at the Chornomorsk seaport’s first terminal on November 3. The coal was delivered under contract with the DTEK Energy holding company.
The vessel moored at 17:00, and its unloading began at 20:00, the CFTS reports, citing information from the Chornomorsk seaport.
The Scythia Graeca bulk carrier, which was built in 2002, operates under the flag of Cyprus. It has a length of 225 meters and a width of 32 meters.
After unloading, the anthracite will be transported to the Kryvyi Rih thermal power plant. According to DTEK, this is the seventh consignment of coal to be delivered from South Africa this year.
As reported, South African coal delivered in 2017 had been handled by the Yuzhny port until now. The Yuzhny port received six vessels carrying anthracite from South Africa. The last of them, the Leda C bulk carrier, arrived at the Yuzhny port on October 21.
In total, the DTEK company contracted to purchase 675,000 tons of coal from South Africa in 2017.
The Chornomorsk seaport has previous experience of handling coal from South Africa. The first bulk carrier to transport anthracite from South Africa arrived at this port in October 2014.