A summary of activities and clients is listed below:

Coal Transportation Activities and Experience:

  • Conducted economic analysis of rail and truck options for transporting coal between mine and water transport facilities for international coal sales companies;
  • Developed and managed vessel discharge operations, which included fully laden vessels lightering to barge, and then reclaiming while alongside draft restricted port;
  • Managed multi-coal product portfolio within terminal, including screening, blending, and inventory control procedures to ensure quality control;
  • Conducted national coal terminal surveys to identify import growth opportunities for major international trading firms;
  • Assisted Class 1 railroad in preparation for litigation regarding coal terminal lawsuit;
  • Negotiated barge, vessel, rail, and terminal contracts for major international coal trading companies;
  • Managed coal logistics chain for coal supplier including: vessel loading, delivery to terminal, and trucking to final destination;
  • Developed rail cost estimates for South American mining company looking to build greenfield rail operation;
  • Developed coal inventory management guidelines for bulk terminal which previously handled non carbon based bulk materials

Market Analysis Experience:

  • Developed and manage the US Coal Imports and Exports Conference with the McCloskey Group (UK), now in its 9th year
  • Co-author of American Coal Imports 2015, a comprehensive analysis and forecast of coal imports for the 10 year period 2005-2015 (publish date September 2007)
  • Provided support consultancy for a North American coal market analysis on behalf of an integrated global mining company
  • Provide industry analysis and comment to trade journals, consultants, and investment firms

Selected Client List:

  • Boich Companies
  • Evan Energy
  • Exelon
  • Hellerworx
  • Integrity Coal Sales Company
  • Massey Energy
  • Moran Towing
  • PG&E Energy (now Dominion)
  • Port Contractors, Inc.
  • Reading and Northern Railroad
  • PSEG Resources
  • The McCloskey Group
  • Walter Industries

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