As of April 1st 2018, UBT has added new operations to its business portfolio.
As a result of a successful bidding process, UBT was selected to perform stevedoring and in-plant services for the handling of “green” and calcined petroleum coke for Rain CII at its calcining facility in Chalmette, Louisiana.
Calcined petroleum coke (CPC) is a critical ingredient in the production of aluminum. It is a high purity carbon material derived by heating premium quality raw (or “green”) petcoke to remove any impurities and increase its electrical conductivity.
Rain CII, one of the world’s largest producers of high value calcined petcoke, owns and operates the petcoke calcination plant in Chalmette, Louisiana. The Chalmette facility receives 250,000 tons of green coke via barge, produces and ships, by ocean going vessels and river barges, approximately 350,000 tons of calcined coke.
This location lies approximately 35 miles north of UBT’s facility in Davant.
By assuming these new operations, UBT increases its regional presence, establishes a gateway into new businesses, and creates an opportunity to realize operational synergies with its existing facility in Davant.
We are excited about this new addition, and wish UBT a successful continuation of its operational expansion.