Coal is a sedimentary rock comprised mainly of
organic detritus deposited in a swampy area. The product is found
in seams, and mined by open pit excavation or by underground
mining. Coal is ranked by energy content and chemical composition.
The older the coal gets, the harder it gets. Typically the ranks
range from low carbon/low energy content to high carbon/high energy
The main uses are electricity generation and
steelmaking. Coal is the biggest single source of energy for
electricity production, accounting for 41% globally.
Coking coal, on the other hand, is first
converted into coke, and then added to blast furnaces together with
other raw materials such as iron ore and manganese, producing
Impala is developing coal infrastructure
projects in the USA, Colombia, China, and Mongolia.
Impala focuses on development of projects in
high-growth regions, both for production as well as consumption,
including opportunities to improve infrastructure and develop
better logistic capabilities to support our clients’ needs.
We move coal products from a multitude of
mines via a complex logistical chain of barges, ocean-going vessels
and through ports to supply end customers in a cost effective,
efficient and safe manner.
For enquiries about Impala managing the
warehousing and logistics of your coal, please contact us.