In Russia,Vostochny port handled more than 20 million tonnes of export coal in 2015, which was dispatched to countries in the Asia- Pacific region, including South Korea, China and Japan. The port is now implementing a third phase expansion plan to boost exports. Equipment is being renovated at both the handling and production facilities in the port with this in mind.

Most of the coal handled comes by rail from the Kuzbass region. Currently, it accounts for 98% of turnover, with 1.5% down to the coastal coal trade and 0.01% from other cargoes.