We are one of the pioneers of shortlisted miners which successfully penetrating the locked territories of coal deposit which is Central Kalimantan. We came to the realization that by refocusing our business to the supporting industry, while moving to joint venture efforts with locals who already secured the licenses for their coal concessions, we could avoid dealing with the dwindling process of securing our grown forestry permits. Logistic became the next biggest problem and we're grateful that our intensive research paid off. One of the reasons why we decided to basically become  more of a coal trading than pure miners was because we've seen that many Central Kalimantan miners back then were lucky if they can deliver up to 10,000 tons of coal per year to Banjarmasin. With our infrastructures and 'know how', they can deliver more.
    
    As buyers also understand the dire logistic difficulties of Central Kalimantan, resulting in the uncertainty of supply, the hardship of ensuring demand was a consequence. In addition, the cost of heavy equipment delivery to Central Kalimantan can reached up to hundreds of millions of rupiah with return process taking more time than if delivery is to be made to the East or South Kalimantan, resulting in the lack of heavy equipments supplies. Through shraeholding contracts, financial commitments and joint venture efforts, company manages to set up coal mining units that can produce up to 300,000 tons of coal every annum. While having the capacity to purchase coal outputs, big or small, from mines at the Barito watershed of Central Kalimantan, the company also make the initiative of taking the produced coal directly from the mines  with its managed tug and barge units when miners complained that they can't deliver the coal through Barito River. However, such growth is deemed impossible if the lingering logistic problems remain unsolved. MS Coal spilled out the solutions. The group's core solution consists of two aspects, one of which is its four ports strategically located on four strategic points along the Barito River.
    
    Not all miners have the needed tug and barge units at their diposal or the courage to sail down the Barito River, so it is one of our ways to help them out. And it was because of MS Coal's continuous positive performance throughout the years, its ability to ensure supply at a maintained high quality output with fixed delivery time, that the group has managed to gain trusts from buyers, resulting in its ability to ensure market for its coal. We were undoubtedly one of the first companies to set up an intermediate stockpile port in the area, and due to that also, we have the capacity to carefully decide the extra area back then. Adding that one and a half years of research revealed that the Timbau port can not sit in a more strategic location. According to the company, it was the first point where the Barito River reached a sufficient depth for a barge of 320-feet size can pass, maintaining a width of 360 meters at all seasons. The Timbau port attained a special permit and is set up on 6 hectares of land in up to 24 hectares of port area, and consists of two truck unloading jetties and one conveyor loading jetty.

    Its monthly capacity reaches between 270,000 tons of throughput in and out or 120,000 - 150,000 tons of coal cargoes. The company's remaining ports are barge feeder ports located in the northern parts of Barito River, one of which is Pangku Ports about 268.5 nautical miles from Barito river mouth. with 6 hectares of port area, the facility is completed with specifically designed loading conveyors at the loading rate between 5,000 to 1,000 tons per hour.   
    
    The remaining two barge feeder ports maintained by the group are also located in the territories, namely Bintang Tinggi and Luwe Hulu port. The second aspect of Mitrada's core solution is its developed system to predict the seasonal depth of Barito River and the adjusted course guideline. Basically, our system prepares four to six days prediction of Barito River's depth between two points, our feeder ports and intermediate stockpile. This then simplified into three types of depths. From there, it prepares the adjusted course for the hug and barge units to follow sail. Mitrada's automatic course system was stated to be the results of consistent and detailed research, turning threat into opportunities. The simplest example is that more locals have started to invest in tug and barge units, proposing to be new barge operators for us. This in turns boost up our spirit, not only because the course work, but also because they trust us. Our partnership principle works like how friendship works. We trust our friends, want them to grow along with us and we try to do whatever we can to help them.

    On the other end, friends work hand in hand to ensure smooth operations, because both parties are concerned. So far, we obtained the mos amazing partnerships through this method. The company sells up to 1 millions tons of coal in 2011, expecting to double its sales quantity this year. We received many joint cooperation requests, but we want to expand in stages, which is part of our core values as a group.
    
    In additional to sell coal to the domestic market, it's biggest market so far is China, with India to become the second largest market. The company is also in the midst of preparing an expansion blue print of its Timbau port, expecting to enhance the intermediate stockpile transit port with the latest automated technology, installing it with additional conveyor jetties, more truck unloading facilities as well as completing it with blending facilities to be able to accommodate blending of various types of coal.