Coal of Africa Loads First Train at Mooiplats

South African coal miner Coal of Africa Ltd. (CoAL) announced it has successfully completed its first sale and loading of its first train of mid-volatile “lean” coal mined at the Mooiplaats thermal coal project in the Mpumalanga Province. CoAL began trucking the coal from the Mooiplaats project during early September, with the first train loaded on September 11 at the Umlabo siding bound for the Matola Terminal in Maputo, Mozambique.

The company will continue to load further trains to utilize the maximum available stockpile at the Matola Terminal of approximately 80,000 metric tons. The shipping program is anticipated to commence during the fourth quarter of 2009.

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