Officials cited terminal equipment updates for the positive results, as well as the introduction of new high-efficiency technology and the coordination and professional work ethic of its workforce.

Daltransugol, the largest sea coal terminal in the Far East transshipping in the Asia-Pacific region, shipped a total of 18.2 million mt in 2015.

The complex includes a railroad complex as well as a port fleet. It features mist irrigation systems — a first in the country; foam generators at a year-round dust suppression system at the stacker reclaimer; and a DUTEX dispersion system at the pier. Another upgrade project is currently under way at Daltransugol to again increase its capacity; the first phase of that, a connection between it and the Vanino Railways park station, opened last month.

The terminal first came online in 2008 with an annual production capacity of 12 million mt. SUEK, formally known as Siberan Coal Energy Co., is the largest coal company in Russia and a top exporter.