Hampton Roads’ June coal exports soar 25.3% YOY
Coal exports from the Hampton Roads port facilities in Virginia climbed 25.3% year over year, to 2.7 million tons in June, but slipped 15.2% compared to May’s total, according to data obtained July 7 from the Virginia Maritime Association.
At Norfolk Southern Corp.’s Lamberts Point facility, which primarily handles metallurgical coal, coal exports totaled 1.2 million tons in June, surging 36.3% compared to 882,797 tons of coal delivered in June 2016.
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP’s Pier IX facility, which mostly handles thermal coal, edged down 26.5% year over year, exporting 467,196 tons of coal in June compared to 635,861 tons in the year-ago period.
Dominion Terminal Associates LLP, owned by coal producers Contura Energy Inc. and Arch Coal Inc., registered a 62.4% growth year over year to more than 1 million tons, compared to 623,749 tons in June 2016.