Contura is a leading coal supplier with diverse product offerings in a number of markets. Our sales philosophy is customer focused, and we work diligently to find the right coal products that meet the unique needs of each customer.
Contura affiliates operate highly competitive underground and surface coal mining complexes across Northern Appalachia, Central Appalachia and the Powder River Basin. We reliably supply high quality metallurgical coal to international and domestic customers, with a wide variety of blending and tailoring capabilities through our trading and logistics business. We also supply thermal coal domestically to several utilities which are largely base-load operations.
Our sales team has extensive knowledge and experience in delivering coal via rail, barges and ocean vessels, and Contura enjoys specific expertise and part ownership in Dominion Terminal Associates. We deeply value our long-standing relationships with customers across the globe, and we work hard to consistently deliver a quality product every time we make a sale.
Contura Coal Sales Coal Markets
Contura proudly serves customers across the world, and we are major participants in the following markets: North America Metallurgical, Overseas Metallurgical, Eastern Thermal (both rail and river), and Western Thermal. As illustrated in the world map, in 2016, Contura reliably supplied met and thermal coal products to customers in sixteen countries, spanning four continents. Contura is among the largest U.S. exporters of metallurgical coal, with export shipments comprising roughly 80% of our met sales.
Contura Logistics and Marketing
Contura’s sales platform is diversified and flexible, with a trading and logistics business that affords increased optionality as markets and demand shift. Additionally, Contura owns 65% interest in Dominion Terminal Associates (DTA), a world-class shipping and ground storage facility in Newport News, Virginia. A strategic cornerstone of Contura’s trading and logistics business, DTA provides excellent coal blending capabilities and transportation flexibility with 14.3 million tons of shipping capacity and 1.2 million tons of coal ground storage.