The Chinese Xin Hong Bao Shi dry - cargo ship, which took the cargo of 40.5 thousand tons of coal mined in Western Siberia, departed from the North Korean port of Rajin today at 10 pm local time.
The departure of the vessel was observed by representatives of three countries - the Russian Federation, South Korea and the DPRK, including employees of the Russian Railways, RZD Logistics, the Russo-North Korean joint venture “RasonConTrans”, BFI Co. Ltd, “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”, delegation from South Korea, which arrived specially to monitor the process of delivery, transshipment and shipment of coal, as well as participating in the project government authorities from North Korea. It is expected that coal will arrive at the South Korean port of Pohang to the buyer - the steel company POSCO - late on November 29. The official ceremony of receiving the cargo will take place on December 1.
Representatives of the South Korean government, a Buyer company, potential investors in the Hasan-Rajin project and South Korean media are scheduled to participate in the event in Pohang.