First train goods handled at the Taranto Port’s Molo Polisettoriale

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The operator YILPORT San Cataldo Container Terminal SpA has handled the first goods train at the Molo Polisettoriale of the Port of Taranto since the reactivation of the railway line.

The intermodal goods train ran on the Bari – Taranto route and was operated with the railway operator, GTS, and the support of the railway company, Mercitalia Shunting & Terminal.

Thus, resuming traffic connecting Taranto to the Adriatic line, by means of a bundle of five loading/unloading lines, reaching Northern Europe in a short time by crossing the Italian peninsula.

The Molo Polisettoriale boasts two shunting locomotives that are useful for this purpose, along with gantry cranes and certified railway shunting operators.

This comes not more than two weeks after a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in Istanbul on 11 January to officialise Yilport’s takeover of the Takoradi Port in Ghana.

Yilport is also continuing its investment plan to create a hub in the Mediterranean after the huge investments already implemented in the 24 months of management of the Polisettoriale Pier in Taranto, from February 2020 to date. 

They look to be increasing the impressive fleet already at the port operator’s disposal with seven new port turntables and two new reach stackers arriving in March to ensure a completely new level of performance.

Terminal tractors are special operating machines designed for towing semi-trailers and trailers.

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The seven, fifth wheel couriers being delivered to the Suez Canal Container Company (SCCT) are examples of the latest generation of vehicles.

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