The Russian Baltic port of Ust-Luga is expected to more than double its exports this year. By 2015, projected turnover should be in the region of 170mt (million tonnes). For the current year, coal exports are expected to reach 8mt, rising to 12mt by 2011. This compares with 7mt handled in 2009.
Coal mining company Kuzbassrazrezugol plans to expand its terminal at the port, where a new grain terminal has also opened.
Also planned is a new fertilizer terminal, which should handle 5–10mt annually. Another domestic fertilizer producer has expressed an interest in acquiring an outlet at the port.