Thursday, January 19, 2012

Norfolk Southern s Pier 6 handles largest coal loading in its 50-year history

NORFOLK, VA. - Norfolk Southern has loaded the largest volume cargo in the history of its Pier 6 coal transloading facility at Lamberts Point in Norfolk.
Early yesterday morning, Norfolk Southern finished loading 159,941.45 net tons (145,097.931 metric tons) of metallurgical coal into the M/V Cape Dover, destined for China. That quantity can be used to make about 207,000 tons of steel - enough to build 230,000 automobiles.
The coal was shipped by Xcoal Energy & Resources in conjunction with CONSOL Energy, from mining operations in Virginia, in 1,561 railroad coal cars.T. Parker Host was the ship agent/broker. Continued

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