Global Coal Sales
Global Coal Sales Group, LLC, a subsidiary of Global Mining Holding Company, LLC, is focused on marketing the bituminous, thermal coal mined by its affiliate, Signal Peak Energy, LLC, located in Montana, USA. Over 95% of Signal Peak’s current production is being exported by Global Coal Sales and its customers for consumption outside of the United States. Global Coal Sales has created a diverse customer base for Signal Peak’s coal and is currently selling primarily to markets in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Chile, and the United States, while actively exploring other international markets.
Global Coal Sales has long-term, guaranteed terminal capacity at Westshore Terminals Limited. As Canada’s No. 1 coal export facility, Westshore’s current capacity is 36 million tonnes of coal per year, handling both metallurgical and thermal coals, making it the busiest coal export terminal in North America.
Global Coal Sales has also contractually secured long-term rail transportation capacity on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad from Signal Peak Mine to Westshore Terminals. Today’s BNSF Railway is the product of some 390 different railroad lines that merged or were acquired during the past 160 years. BNSF became part of the Berkshire Hathaway family in 2010 and is the second largest rail carrier serving Westshore Terminals. BNSF serves the western two‐thirds of the United States as well as portions of Canada and key Mexican gateways with some 32,500 route miles (52,400 kilometers).
Under the rail agreement with BNSF, Global Coal Sales moves coal from the Signal Peak Mine across a 36 mile (58 kilometer) rail line, owned by Global Rail Group, LLC, its affiliate. This Rail spur interconnects with the BNSF main‐line in Broadview, Montana. From there the coal is transported approximately 1300 miles (~2100 kilometers) on a single‐line haul west to Westshore Terminal.
Global Coal Sales also has established rail capacity to move Signal Peak coal efficiently east to terminals in Superior, Wisconsin and Chicago, Illinois, that allows access to the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway, serving the US and Canadian Great Lakes’ markets or on to Europe via the Port of Quebec. Signal Peak coal can also be railed south to the US Gulf for export to Europe.