Ridley Terminals in Canada's Prince Rupert exported 640,800 tonnes of coal in December 2020, falling 17.1% compared with a month earlier and the preceding year, and hitting the lowest in the year, data showed.
Met coal exports declined 8% year on year but climbed 2.3% month on month to 410,000 tonnes in December, and thermal coal exports totaled 230,800 tonnes, down 29.5% on the year and 63.8% compared with November, showed data from the Prince Rupert Port Authority on January 19.
The terminals exported 11 million tonnes of coal in 2020, a year-on-year rise of 27.6%. Met coal exports rose 5.3% from a year ago to 5.8 million tonnes, and thermal coal exports advanced 66.8% on the year to 5.2 million tonnes.
Ridley Terminals, operated by Canadian National, is the closest coal export port in Northern America to Asian area.
The terminals also shipped out 142,800 tonnes of petroleum coke in December, surging 380% and 390% respectively compared with the year-ago and the month-ago levels. The volume brought the total petroleum coke exports in 2020 to 1.4 million tonnes, down 3.6% year on year.
(Writing by Emma Yang Editing by Harry Huo)
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