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The words you are reading on your screen right now are made possible by coal. • As a reliable and low-cost energy source, coal helps spur economic development across the globe. • Energy demand continues to grow, as does the need for reliable sources of coal. • Inter-American Coal has a proven track record of being a reliable supplier to help meet this demand. But we do more than supply coal. We procure, process, transport, store and market high-quality thermal coal, metallurgical coal and coke.

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Coal Facts

Did you know?

  • Coal is the fuel source for over 40% of the world’s electricity.

  • Colombia is the 4th largest exporter of coal in the world.

  • Over 60% of total global steel production is dependent on coal.

  • Inter-American Coal is the largest exporter of coal from Norte de Santander, Colombia.

  • Inter-American Coal is headquartered in Bogotá, Colombia.

  • Inter-American Coal is currently sponsoring two students, from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, to attend Virginia Tech in the US.

  • Coal is the most abundant and widely distributed fossil fuel in the world.

  • In 2010, over 7 billion tonnes of coal were consumed worldwide, and the use of coal is expected to rise 60% over the next 20 years.

  • Inter-American Coal developed the Mina Norte mine in Venezuela in the early 1990’s.

  • Inter-American Coal and its founders have been exporting coal from Colombia since 1985.

  • Inter-American Coal invests in geared vessels, which gives it a strategic logistical advantage.

  • Inter-American Coal has been granted a long-term concession for Puerto Capulco, the only operational inland coal port on the Magdalena River.

  • Inter-American Coal sells thermal coal, metallurgical coal, and coke.

  • Inter-American Coal’s thermal coal is among the highest quality available on the seaborne market.

  • Inter-American Coal is owned by the Massey family, which has been in the coal business for over 100 years.