The Ilyichevsk port (Odessa region) has resumed reception and processing of ships carrying imported steam coal from South Africa after a short break. The Rosco Poplar vessels entered the port’s berth No. 1 for processing in the evening on January 10. It is a bulk carrier with a length of 225 meters and a width of 32 meters. The chip will unload 77,900 tons of coal at the port’s terminal No. 1, the press service of the port said.

According to the main control room of the port, the unloading work is being performed in accordance with the established procedure: from ship to warehouse (dump trucks) and by dump trucks to the destination.

Two ship-to-shore container cranes are unloading the vessel. The unloading intensity is about 15,000 tons of coal per day. The processing of the vessel is expected to be completed on January 16.

As reported, steam coal from South Africa is being delivered to Ukraine in accordance with an intergovernmental agreement. The Ilyichevsk port has received three ships – the Scotian Express, the Bottiglieri Challenger, and the Rosco Poplar – since the beginning of November 2014.