Global Natural Commodities Trading and Logistics

Coal and Petcoke

Coal and Petcoke

We are engaged in trading of Coal and Petcoke globally.

GNL is engaged in the business of marketing and distributing coal and petroleum coke (Petcoke) across the globe. We procure, handles, transports and sells coal and petroleum coke into markets where it can be used to produce aluminium, steel, electric power, cement and other critical products for the world economy.


Coal is a combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock, formed as rock strata called coal seams. Coal is mostly carbon with variable amounts of other elements, chiefly hydrogen, sulfur, oxygen, and nitrogen.

Coal is used primarily as a fuel. While coal has been known and used for thousands of years, its usage was limited until the Industrial Revolution.

There are two types of coal which are generally used for industrial purposes. Those coal are metallurgical coal and thermal coal or steaming coal. Metallurgical coal is commonly used as a material for making steel while thermal coal is generally used to generate electricity and thermal energy.

We maintain annual contracts and offtakes in numerous mines in Indonesia. We ship the cargo to our extensive and diverse customer base panning across independent power plants, captive power plants, metal production plants, cement production plants, brick kilns, processing units, and many more.

Petroleum coke

Petroleum coke is a carbonaceous product obtained in the oil refining process. It is abbreviated as Coke or Petcoke, and is a carbon-rich solid material derived from final cracking process, a thermo-based chemical engineering process that splits long chain hydrocarbons of petroleum into shorter chains, that takes place in coker units. Petroleum coke (petcoke) is a byproduct of the oil refining process.

There are two distinctive grades of Petroleum Coke viz. Calcinable or Green Petcoke and Fuel Grade Petcoke.

Green petcoke which is used as a fuel and calcined petcoke which is used as a feedstock by manufacturer for a wide range of products such as steel, aluminium, paints, coatings and colourings which are used by millions of people.

GNL values a sustainable business model that prioritizes safe, environmentally sound and efficient operations. We are able to swiftly respond to market developments and optimise the entire metals and ores supply chain to meet quality, timing, and price requirements. We deliver products as per customers requirements by sourcing from competitive origins.