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Coal exports increase despite strike

RBCT “’ coal exports
continue, despite last
month’s strike
Richards Bay, South Africa — MININGREVIEW.COM — 05 August 2010 – The Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) has revealed that it managed to increase its coal exports in July despite the nine-day strike at the world’s largest coal terminal.

A statement issued here confirmed that exports had risen to 5.93Mt year on year from 5.44Mt in July 2009.

Raymond Chirwa, CEO of the RBCT, pointed out that this performance had been achieved despite the industrial action, which had lasted for nine days.

"This performance proves that RBCT is a reliable terminal, able to consistently offer safe, reliable and efficient coal logistics services to all RBCT coal-exporting companies,” Chirwa said.

“The efforts and commitment of our employees during this month are commendable and it is through their commitment that RBCT is known for its efficiency and reliability,” he added.

Stocks as at month-end in July remained at a good level of 3.19Mt. The RBCT has a capacity of 91Mtpa.