Ust-Luga announces Yug-2 terminal expansion plans

Russia’s port of Ust-Luga has unveiled plans to reconstruct its Yug-2 multi-purpose terminal to increase its annual capacity to 20 million tonnes by 2020.

The project at the Baltic Sea’s biggest and deepest port includes the construction of three new facilities – each with railway yards – for the transshipment of coal (14 million tonnes per year), mineral fertilisers (three million tonnes per year) and general cargo (three million tonnes per year).

The coal-handling facility will include a 500-metre-long pier for ship-loading machines, a station for unloading railcars, and a covered storage facility with a capacity of one million tonnes.

The fertilisers facility will feature an unloading station and a covered storage facility for 125,000 tonnes, while general cargo will be transported via railway to storage yards.

The project also includes reconstruction of existing berths, construction of a pier and dredging works to accommodate vessels with a draught of up to 14.5 metres.

The port is located at the intersection of the North-South (Baltic, Black and Caspian Seas) and East-West (Europe-Asia) intermodal transport corridors.

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