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National Coal Transportation Association

National Coal Transportation Association


To promote the safe, economical, and reliable transport of coal by facilitating communication among coal transport, allied industries and associations to maximize sharing of best-practices to serve the needs of industry and the public.


NCTA will create a more cooperative and comprehensive industry-wide approach for the resolution of issues surrounding the transportation of coal throughout the United States and to destinations around the world. This will be accomplished through creating forums for mutual education and relationship-building among coal producers, consumers and transporters, allied industries and related associations, providing equipment and/or services for the transportation of coal.

Strategies For Success

  • NCTA’s annual conferences will continue to create optimal opportunities for relationship-building and productive dialogue through inter-industry cooperation, solving real problems faced by coal producers, consumers and transporters.
  • NCTA will expand communication within the industry, specifically including social media, to reach a wider spectrum of companies and individuals involved in coal and coal transportation issues.
  • NCTA will work vigorously to build a larger membership, through focused effort on both member-retention and on recruitment of members from coal-transport, allied industries and related associations.
  • NCTA will actively reach out to other industry organizations and seek more ways to cooperate, consolidate activities, and work more economically together.