The transportation of 75,000 tons of South African anthracite from the Yuzhny seaport by rail was completed on 2 August. More than 1,000 wagons loaded with coal were transported to thermal power plants belonging to the DTEK company over a period of 10 days. The Yuzhny seaport announced this to the CFTS portal.
The average daily loading rate was over 100 wagons. The coal was sent to the Kryvyi Rih and Prydniprovska thermal power plants.
As reported, the delivery of the first consignment of South African anthracite to DTEK's thermal power plants was completed before 7 June. At that time, the Ukrainian Railways public joint-stock company (Ukrzaliznytsia) transported 1,055 wagons of coal. The Kryvyi Rih and Prydniprovska thermal power plants received 473 wagons of coal and the Luhansk thermal power plant 109 wagons.
According to data from the Yuzhny seaport, 150,000 tons of coal was transported in 2,100 wagons in two batches.
The Yuzhny seaport finished unloading the Zhao Yang Feng bulk carrier, which delivered coal from South Africa for DTEK’s thermal power plants, on July 25. The seaport finished unloading the first consignment of South African coal on May 28.
The DTEK company contracted to purchase 675,000 tons of coal from South Africa in 2017, with the possibility of increasing the volume to 1 million tons.