Chief Executive of Nakhodka Trade Sea Port Vladimir Grigoriev Studies Best Practices of Japanese Partners in Safe Coal Transfer
In the fall of 2018, Nakhodka Trade Sea Port CEO Vladimir Grigoriev went to Japan to visit two major steelmaking and coke manufacturing companies, Kobe Steel and Kansai Coke and Chemicals. During the visit, Japanese partners shared their best practices in dust suppression and the use of the best available environmental protection technologies with Nakhodka port executive.
Kobe Steel and Kansai Coke and Chemicals store their bulk materials in the open air and use state-of-the-art dust suppression technologies to protect the environment. The whole storage area is surrounded with wind screens; stacks are treated with a special dust suppressant; and air quality is monitored on a regular basis using the latest monitors. A notable feature of the Japanese approach is the large-scale use of vegetation to keep the dust inside the facility perimeter.
Nakhodka Trade Sea Port arranges regular visits to global leaders to study international best practices in dust suppression. For example, in summer 2018 port executives visited the EMO coal terminal in the Netherlands, the largest European handler of coal and iron ore. EMO treats coal stacks with a special wood cellulose dust suppressant to prevent dusting. This reagent creates a dense crust on top of coal stacks preventing dust from getting into the air.
Following the visit to the Netherlands, the management team of Nakhodka Trade Sea Port decided to test the use of cellulose solution to treat its coal stacks. The port purchased several different test batches to choose the one that would work the best during the windy season.
“We continuously study international best practices in dust suppression used in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. Visiting international peers and meeting our colleagues from all over the world help us acquire valuable knowledge and roll out the most efficient dust suppression technologies in our terminals,” says Nakhodka Trade Sea Port CEO Vladimir Grigoriev.
Nakhodka Trade Sea Port continues implementing its integrated environmental protection program relying on international best practices in environmentally safe coal transfer. The Clean Seas Environmental Foundation recently confirmed high efficiency our technologies.