With the capacity to stretch from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast and beyond, SunCoke Energy Partners LP recently expanded its reach through a partnership with Cooper Consolidated, centered on services in Convent, Louisiana.
The agreement allows barge unloading at Convent Marine Terminal (CMT) with the assistance of Cooper’s stevedoring and barge services and use of their crane fleet system, facilitating SunCoke’s delivery of coal, petroleum coke and additional products.
"We are excited to announce our alliance with Cooper Consolidated and the launch of our barge unloading service at CMT," Mike Hardesty, senior vice president for commercial operations, said. "Through this agreement, CMT is positioned to offer a more flexible range of transport options to new and existing customers at the terminal.”
Ranking among the Gulf Coast’s largest terminals and as the region’s sole provider of immediate rail access for ocean-bound loads, CMT operates with two shiploading systems according to SunCoke — with its newest gear able to handle the world’s largest dry cargo vessels, known as cape size ships.
“We continue to work towards driving $5 million to $10 million of additional earnings across our logistics portfolio over the next couple of years, and are confident that this capability will further differentiate CMT as a world-class terminal for both bulk and liquids shipments," Hardesty said.