Norfolk Southern Handles One of Its Largest Vessel Coal Loadings

NORFOLK, Va. — Norfolk Southern handled one of its largest cargo loadings of the last 20 years at its Pier 6 coal transloading facility at Lamberts Point in Norfolk, the company said.

On Sept. 29, Norfolk Southern loaded 152,681 net tons of coal into the M/V Linda Dream, destined for ThyssenKrupp Steel in Flushing, the Netherlands.  The coal came from Integrity Coal and Mechel in 1,475 railroad coal cars. T. Parker Host Inc. was the ship agent/broker.

The Linda Dream loading was one of the largest since Pier 6’s 1989 loading of 151,773 net tons for the Nord Atlantic, the 1991 loading of 153,263 net tons for the Doceserra, and the 1998 loading of 157,645 net tons for the M/V Irongate.

“Such a large transfer is exciting, but the real story is the continuing effectiveness of the partnership between Norfolk Southern, coal suppliers, and agents,” said Danny D. Smith, NS senior vice president energy and properties.  “We are proud to serve with them in the competitive transportation chain that brings the raw materials essential for making steel to the world.”