CNX Marine Terminal

From Global Energy Monitor

CNX Marine Terminal is at the Port of Baltimore on 200 acres along the north shore of the Patapsco River, Maryland. It is owned by the coal-mining company CONSOL Energy.


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CNX is the only East Coast terminal served by two rail lines – Norfolk Southern and CSX Transportation, and provides coal transshipment from rail cars to ocean-going vessels. The terminal can load approximately 16 million short tons of coal per year (approximately 14.5 million metric tonnes). The terminal began operations in 1983. The Terminal has processed over ten million tons of coal per annum on average since 2010, and exported a record 12.9 million short tons (11.7 million metric tonnes) in 2011.[1]

In 2008, a total of 8 million short tons of coal was shipped through the terminal, making the company the largest coal exporter in Baltimore. Thirty-four percent of that coal was produced by owner CONSOL Energy. CONSOL has multi-year contracts with European power producers.[1]

As of 2021, annual throughput capacity at the terminal is 16 million short tons. Tandem rotary dumpers dump coal at a rate of 5,000 tons per hour. The pier is 1,253 feet long and the shiploader can load vessels at a rate of 7,000 short tons per hour. It is capable of accommodating vessels with a beam of 174 feet and an air draft of 55 feet. Ground storage is available for up to 1.2 million short tons.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Marine Terminal," CONSOL Energy Homepage, Accessed March 2018
  2. "CNX Marine Terminal - Baltimore Terminal" Norfolk Southern, Accessed August 2021.

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