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“Vostochny-45”: a new Kamchatka geyser is named in honor of the anniversary of JSC “Vostochny Port”

03/05/2019

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In honor of the 45th anniversary of JSC “Vostochny Port” (the largest Russian specialized terminal with high-tech transshipment of coal and a member of the coal port holding “Managing Port Company, LLC”) one of the new geysers in Kamchatka was named “Vostochny-45.”



The name was given to the geyser with the coordinates 160.13621-e.l. 54.43767 n.l., located in the Valley of Geysers of the Kronotsky State Natural Biosphere Reserve. Alexander Zhukov, the Deputy Head of the Financial Department of “Managing Port Company,” solemnly presented the pertaining Certificate in Vrangel to the Managing Director of JSC “Vostochny Port” - Vadim Baibak.

“Managing Port Company, LLC” acquired the right to name a geyser at the charity auction of the Ministry for Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation within the framework of the 4th Eastern Economic Forum in 2018. The funds raised at the auction were directed to support projects on the protection of the endangered and rare animal species of the Russian Far East.



“The participation in programs supporting the biological diversity of nature in Russia is a very rewarding mission, which corresponds to the key priority of the activity of LLC MPC in the implementation of the best available technologies for the operation of stevedoring companies. Ensuring environmental safety at all stages of production from unloading wagons with coal to loading it onto ships is the main requirement in the work of the terminals of the holding. We are pleased to make such a unique “environmental” gift to JSC “Vostochny Port” as assigning the name “Vostochny-45” to the geyser in celebration of the terminal's 45th anniversary. And this will be also a contribution to the protection of rare and endangered animal species in our country,” commented Irina Olkhovskaya, the Deputy General Director of “Managing Port Company,” on the subject of presenting the Certificate.

JSC “Vostochny Port” is the first coal terminal of the Far East to receive a certificate of compliance with the requirements of the international standard ISO 14001: 2015 “Environmental Management Systems.” In recent years, the terminal has invested 1.4 billion rubles in the modernization of wastewater treatment plants and wind protection systems, the replenishment of marine bio-resources and other environmental protection measures. Currently, the company is implementing a comprehensive environmental program for the transition to enclosed technologies for coal transshipment. The stipulated investment in the program is exceeding 1.5 billion rubles. In 2019, JSC “Vostochny Port” shall conduct the now traditional eco-marathon for the fifth time.

Facts sheet

JSC “Vostochny Port” (Vrangel settlement, Primorsky Region) is the largest Russian specialized public coal port with high-tech coal transshipment, equipped with a conveyor system, the enclosed car dumper facility, shiploaders and a unique multistage system for coal magnetic cleaning, one-of-a-kind in Russia. The Company provides export coal transshipment services for various Russian manufacturers.

Since the port establishment date in 1974, more than 400 million tons of coal products have been loaded at its berths; over 7 million cars handled, about 29 thousand ships accepted for loading. For the last 10 years, JSC “Vostochny Port” has shipped more than 200 million tons of coal products to set an absolute record amongst all coal ports of Russia. The port cargo turnover reached 24.2 million tons of coal in 2018, making up one fifth of the total coal export from the Russian seaports and about 30% of the coal transshipment in the Far Eastern basin ports.
JSC “Vostochny Port” is a free access port open for all coal manufacturers. Gaining the turnover remains one of the main goals of the port operations along with the improvement of the service quality to ensure an uninterrupted delivery and shipment by the most efficient vessel types and to form new delivery routes.

“Vostochny Port” operates its own accredited ecological laboratory to preserve the environment of the region. The Company monitors atmospheric air, sea & industrial water and measures background radiation on a daily basis

JSC “Vostochny Port” is implementing the largest private port investment project in the Far East for the construction of the Coal Handling Terminal Phase 3, including the development of the federal railroad infrastructure. Upon the commissioning of the Phase 3 facilities, the cargo turnover of JSC “Vostochny Port” is going to increase up to 40-45 million tons a year. The project is funded without government financing. The entire volume of transshipment is provided by Russian coal produced in Kuzbass, Khakassia, Yakutia, and other coal deposits of Russia.
The sole executive body of JSC “Vostochny Port” is “Managing Port Company, LLC.”

For more information, please visit our website at www.vostport.ru

The Governmental Institution “Kronotsky State Natural Biosphere Reserve” (FSI “Kronotsky Reserve”) is one of the oldest reserves in Russia, established on November 1, 1934 in the eastern part of the Kamchatka Peninsula. Since 1985, the reserve has been included in the international network of biosphere reserves. In 1996, a unique natural area was included in the list of World Natural Heritage Sites by UNESCO. There are 25 volcanoes (eight of them are active ones) on the territory of the Kronotsky Reserve, as well as the legendary Valley of Geysers that is the only geyser field in Eurasia, one of the five largest geyser fields in the world. On a small section of the canyon of the mountain river Geyzernaya, one can observe all known forms of hydrothermal activity: thermal lakes, pulsating hot springs, steam-gas jets, sulfur-mud and water pools and, of course, geysers - boiling springs periodically ejecting steam-water mixture from a mud & gas griffins. There are over 50 such geysers in the Valley.

Read more at http://www.kronoki.ru/.

“Managing Port Company, LLC” is the largest Russian coal port holding and the sole executive body of the largest Russian specialized coal ports with high-tech coal transshipment: JSC “Vostochny Port” (Vrangel, Primorsky Region) and JSC “Rosterminalugol” (Ust-Luga, Leningraskaya oblast). Coal (from terminals in Vrangel and Ust-Luga) is shipped to more than 30 countries in Europe, the Asia Pacific Rim, Middle East, Latin America and Africa. By the end of 2018, the holding's transshipment volume reached 44.1 million tons, which is more than a third of Russian sea coal exports.

The specialized coal terminals within the holding have the best state-of-the-art equipment for high-tech coal transshipment. JSC “Vostochny Port” and JSC “Rosterminalugol” use enclosed facilities including car dumpers, car defrosters, car windshields, conveyors, stackers/reclaimers, shiploaders, transborders, covered overturning stations and additional protection devices (aspiration systems, “dry mist” systems, water sprinklers, wind shields, industrial water treatment plants, snow generators, infrared imagers and quadcopters).

An important feature of the port holding operations is the continuous search for and the introduction of the best available technologies to support growing volumes of coal transshipment and sustainable improvement of environmental safety. The terminals operate the world best equipment, unique and import-substituting Russian technologies and in-house developments.

For more information, please visit our website at www.portmanagement.ru
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