Colombia May Remove Restrictions on Coal Transport by Rail: It was stated that Colombia could lift restrictions on rail transport by rail in August. According to Montel's report, he could lift the night shipment ban, which has been affecting coal shipments for more than five months, in the second or third week of August. Colombia is one of the countries where Europe supplies the biggest coal. Colombia's coal exports were 23 million tons, up 39,7 percent year on year. 22,3 million tons of exports were made to Europe.