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Moving forward “Coal to the world, growth to the nation”

Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) is one of the leading coal export terminals in the world. RBCT celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2016. This export coal terminal opened on 1 April 1976 and has grown into an advanced 24-hour Alan Waller, CEO operation that has expanded from an original capacity of 12-million tons per annum to a design capacity of 91-million tons per annum. To date the terminal has moved over two-billion tons of coal.

As such, the terminal has gained a reputation for operating efficiently as well as reliably. The 276-hectare site currently boasts a 2.2km-long quay with six berths and four ship loaders, and has a stockyard capacity of 8.2-million tons. RBCT shares a strong cooperative relationship with South Africa’s national utility Transnet, which provides the railway services linking the coal mines to the port, and the shipping coordination of more than 900 ships per annum.

New Record The November 2016 export tonnage of 8,023Mt broke the previous record of 7,556Mt (2015) by 466 218-tons, demonstrating that the terminal remains RELIABLE. This performance once again reaffirms the RBCT’s capacity to handle 91Mt/a. The new

Positioned at one of the world’s deep-sea ports, RBCT is able to handle large ships and large volumes. KWAZULU-NATAL BUSINESS 2017/18


KwaZulu-Natal Business 2017/18  

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