At the Rosterminalugol facility at the Russian Baltic port of Ust-Luga, coal traffic in the first half of this year rose 17% to more than 8,000,000 tonnes. The number of vessels, at 135, is also 6% higher than the previous year.

June was also a record month for the number of rail wagons unloaded at the terminal. A total of 21,185 wagons, up 19% over the same period of 2014, passed through the terminal. For the first six months alone, 116,181 wagons, carrying 8.1 million tonnes of coal, made use of the terminal’s hopper system.