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Two coal ships loaded at Dominion Terminal in week ended January 18, two more at pier

Dominion Terminal Associates loaded and exported 141,175 st of coal on two coal carriers at its Newport News, Virginia, pier in the week ended January 18, company data showed Friday.

The terminal, which is owned by Arch Coal and Contura Energy and served by CSX, loaded the Atlantic Island vessel with 60,626 st of coal on Sunday, the DTA data showed. The ship is headed to an unknown destination, according to Platts cFlow tradeflow software.

The Nord Titan loaded 80,549 st on Wednesday and is expected to arrive in Dunkirk, France, on January 28, according to the captain’s destination on cFlow.

The SBI Bolero and Stonington Eagle are currently anchored at the pier, and as of 11:30 am EST, the SBI Bolero had loaded 77,778 st, but the Stonington Eagle had not started loading the scheduled 65,907 st.

Three coal carriers are currently anchored near Cape Charles, outside of Hampton Roads, that are waiting to load coal at one of the three terminals, but none are currently scheduled to load at DTA within the next two weeks.

Since January 1, eight ships have left DTA with 605,262 st of coal onboard.

In December, 18 ships with 1.24 million st left DTA, down from 21 in November that exported 1.27 million st.

Including the ships at the pier and those departed, DTA currently has 20 ships scheduled to arrive in January that will load 1.41 million st of coal, while another 20 are estimated in February to export 1.14 million st, according to the company data.

DTA is the second largest of the three coal terminals in the Hampton Roads region. In 2018, the terminal exported 15.82 million st of coal, up 23.4% year on year, according to data from the Virginia Maritime Association. The 15.82 million st was only behind Norfolk Southern-owned Lamberts Point, which exported 17.16 million st.
Source: Platts

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