How is U.S. Coal Exported?

Coal gets from mine to market in one of three ways — by rail, truck or water transportation. Coal can also be shipped by way of conveyor to “mine mouth” power plants located nearby. In all cases, a modern, reliable and economic transportation infrastructure is an important factor in the overall cost and competitiveness of domestically mined products.


Estimated U.S. Coal Port Capacity (mst) 2017 Update