Maintaining a healthy balance between maximum operational efficiency and environmental safety of cargo transfer is a top priority for Nakhodka Marine Trade Port.
Nakhodka Marine Trade Port strives to be the leading port of the Russian Far East by the use of best available technologies to minimize our environmental footprint.
Currently Nakhodka MTP is working on a comprehensive program to deploy the most environmentally safe cargo transfer technologies. This commitment is included in the Agreement between the port and the Ministry of Transport, Russia’s Federal Environmental Supervision Service, Rosmorport and the Government of Primorsky Krai signed in May 2018 at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
Out of 4.3 billion rubles of investments in environmental protection initiatives covered by the agreement, Nakhodka MTP has already invested more than 1.5 billion rubles.
Nakhodka MTP delivers on its commitments under the agreement as scheduled.
The port has 2.3 km of wind and dust screens (8 to 20 meters high), and operates stationary and mobile water / snow guns using more than 800 cubic meters of water per day.
Support guards installed in coal storage areas create an inner circle of protection preventing the spillage of coal onto roads and into harborage. Combined length of these guards exceeds 6 km.
Every day, port facilities and berths are cleaned using specialized equipment, including 12 mini loaders and 7 sweepers, and a special wood cellulose dust suppressant is applied to coal stacks to prevent dusting.
The whole territory of Nakhodka Cargo Port is covered with video surveillance to ensure real-time monitoring of compliance with coal transfer requirements.
Air quality is monitored 24×7 using E-BAM dust sensors.
Coal transfer operations follow a special process where grapple is only opened within 1-2 meters from the stack, rail car or vessel hold. Coal transfer, grinding and sorting operations are stopped during winds above 15 m/s.
Construction of a modern treatment system is a priority environmental project for Nakhodka MTP. The port is building rainwater discharge and sewer system in the cargo transfer area. Overall investments will exceed 1 billion rubles.
The port is also building an indoor coal unloading facility equipped with a rotary car dumper and a conveyor system.
The Clean Seas Environmental Foundation conducted an environmental audit and confirmed high efficiency of Nakhodka MTP environmental initiatives. Its experts indicated that the installation of wind and dust screens together with stationary dust suppression systems will reduce combined pollutant emissions by 98%.
In April 2019, Nakhodka MTP passed the State Environmental Assessment of its cargo transfer operations. The State Commission found that the content and volume of Nakhodka MTP documentation on the “Feasibility study of operations in internal waters and territorial sea of the Russian Federation” meet the requirements of Russian environmental protection laws and regulations.
The environmental initiatives of Nakhodka MTP fully comply with the NDT ITS-46 framework, “Reduction of pollutant emissions and effluents during storage of goods (cargo)”.
Nakhodka Cargo Port submits its environmental program reports to regulatory, regional and municipal authorities and meets the residents of Nakhodka on a regular basis.