The direct loading port: a joint accomplishment Photo: Juan Manuel Pinilla www.drummondltd.com 3 ne of our largest projects in recent years, the construction of the direct loading system at Puerto Drummond, is a reality thanks O to the efforts of the entire team of employees from the company, as well as our contractors and suppliers, the vast majority of which are domestic companies, who participated in its construction. This port is also a confirmation of the company’s commitment to the country’s econo-mic development, which seeks make the export process more efficient, always within a mechanism that aims to protect the environment and work to minimize the impacts that the coal mining, trans-portation and exporting activities can generate. On March 31, 2014, we started port opera-tions with the first shipment of coal through this system. We have invested more than USD $360 million into this infrastructure with a modern system that is designed to load ships of all sizes, which will operate with two ship loaders and have an installed capacity of 60 million tons per year. Moreover, this port has the capacity to store up to 1,500,000 tons of coal according to its characteristics and helps us to prepare the appropriate mixes at the time of shipment, to meet the quality requirements for each of our clients in different parts of the world. But it is not just a matter of increasing our efficiency and competitiveness. All of Drummond’s resources are focused, primarily, on living to-gether in a working environment that is safe and accident-free, and on proper environmental management, which includes monitoring and improving air quality, protecting our water and caring for the flora and fauna in the area. We are proud to note that, thanks to this commitment, during the first quarter of this year, the international agency Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) certified our envi-ronmental management system under the ISO 14001 standard. We also obtained OHSAS 18001 industrial safety and occupational health, BASC secure international commerce and ISPS physical security and port protection re-certifications. José Miguel Linares President These human, technical and financial efforts are also proof of our willingness to self-regulate in order to have operations that are safe and sustainable, aimed at complying with opera-tional standards for the benefit of the country, the region, our employees and their families. Assuming responsibility for the environmental aspect in each one of our processes challenges us to continue our efforts to maintain the “so-cial license” that the community grants us every day and that is a pillar of our operations.
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