Lamberts Point Coal Terminal
Lamberts Point Coal Terminal is an NS-served and operated transshipment terminal located on the Elizabeth River in Norfolk, VA. Annual throughput capacity is 48 million tons. The heart of the terminal is Pier 6, which has two shiploaders that permit the facility to load two vessels simultaneously. Twin tandem rotary dumpers feed the shiploaders for a combined dumping capacity of up to 8,000tons per hour. Vessel loading rates are augmented by two surge silos.
Pier 6's versatility allows the loading of vessels ranging in size from small coastwise barges to large Cape-sized vessels. The pier is 1,850 feet long. Both loading berths and the layberth have been dredged to allow loading to a 50-foot draft. The shiploaders can accommodate vessels with a beam of 175 feet and an air draft of 74 feet.
Complete coal blending and mixing is available for both metallurgical and steam coal applications. A four-stage sampling system, operated independently by Sampling Associates International, is available to provide ASTM- ISO-approved samples for all cargoes. Thaw sheds ensure that dumping can continue even in severe winter weather. The efficiency of the thawing system eliminates the need and expense of applying freeze-proofing chemicals at the coal mine loadout.
Lamberts Point operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Brochures describing this facility and its unique operating capabilities are available.
Mark H. Bower
Group Vice President - Export, Metallurgical & Industrial Coal Marketing
System Manager Coal Transportation
110 Franklin Road, S.E.
Roanoke, VA 24042-0026