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Thursday, January 18, 2018

American Coal Exporting Company


ONE of the things done for American industry and business as the result of conditions . Brought about by the world war has been a drtided expansion of the exporting area for American coal. Countries that had never seen American coal before have been supplied from our mines a-ring this period, and in a large measure to. Trade thus established has been made permanent

A very important enterprise in this connection is that of the American C al Exporting Com- r any. Exclusive shippers of "Coamex," Pocahontas and New River smokeless steam coals, gas and locomotive coals, and also anthracite, coking, and smithing coals and coke. The business was established and incorporated in June, 1914, and the officers of the company are J. E. Sanders, president; H. R. Mackey, vice-president; and E. V. Stoute, secretary and treasurer. The company is engaged in a very large business in the exporting of coal to all parts of the world, being the selling organization of about thirty West Virginia mines that produce over 3,000,ooo tons of coal r:r annum, located in the best West Virginia fields.

The company ships very largely to both the East and West Coasts of South America and the W est Indies, and the past few years have shipped extensively to Spain, Portugal, the Western Isl-ands Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands, etc.), T ranee, Italy, Morocco, Greece, and Holland. The company is especially proud of the quality f coals which it regularly handles, and includes in these products the best U. S. Navy1, Pocahontas, and New River coals; and the mines from which its coals are procured are all on the U. S. Navy list. The company supplies bunkers at Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Sewalls Point, Lamberts Point, Newport News, Charles-ton, Savannah, Pensacola, Mobile, Gulfport, New Orleans, and Galveston, besides making large shipments of these coals to foreign ports.

The locomotive coal handled by this company is a very pure, large, lumpy coal, especially adapted as a steam coal for railways and land installations. The gas coal supplied by the company is among the few very best American gas coals, and the company also ships foundry and furnace coke. The coals are all shipped from Llampton Roads ports, and the company have their own office in the Board of Trade Building at Norfolk, Virginia, while the main office is at 68 Broad Street, New York.

During the time of stress and coal shortage the company has shipped Alabama and other coals from Gulf ports, and British Columbia coals from Seattle to South America, and notwithstanding the many drawbacks and restrictions, scarcity of tonnage, etc., the company has introduced American coals where they were before unknown.

Mr. J. E. Sanders, the president, has been identified with the coal business all his life, formerly in England and Spain; and here for the past five years; and Messrs. A. R. Mackey and E. V„ Stoute are also men of lifelong experience in the coal trade.

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