Port of Nakhodka

From Global Energy Monitor

Port of Nakhodka is one of Russia's largest hubs for exporting coal to the Asia Pacific Region. The port is located in Primorsky Krai on Russia's east coast. There are seven coal terminals operating at the Port. Wrangel Bay, another major hub for Russian coal exports, is located approximately 15 km southeast of the Port of Nakhodka.

The Nakhodka Commercial Sea Port is the largest terminal, with a capacity of 12 million tonnes per annum (mtpa). The other large terminals at the port include Terminal Astafiev, Dalmormontazh coal terminal, and the Attis coal terminal, each of which handles more than 1 million tonnes of coal cargo per year. The other three terminals are relatively small, handling a few hundred thousand tonnes of coal per year.[1]

Together, the seven terminals handled 16.2 million tonnes of coal in 2019.[1]

Coal dust pollution has been an ongoing major issue for residents of Nakhodka.[2][3] In March 2018, the acting governor of Primorsky region stated that open transshipment of coal would be banned in the region starting at the end of 2020.[4] However, observers believe that the regulations are largely toothless,[1] and only Terminal Astafiev has made significant progress transitioning to fully closed coal transshipment.[5] But even that terminal was still working on the transition in May 2021.[6]


The map below shows the locations of the major coal terminals at the Port of Nakhodka.

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