Yilport Puerto Bolivar has launched its latest ship-to-shore (STS) and rubber-tyred-gantry (RTG) cranes as the construction of its New Berth #6.
In a statement, the terminal operator said the new cranes are the first batch of three expected deliveries scheduled for 2021. It has made an investment of approximately $22 million as part of the First Phase of the Expansion and Modernisation Project of the Puerto Bolivar Terminal.
The 2 new STS cranes have a reach of up to 62 meters (22 rows) designed to service 14,000 TEU ships while the RTGs have a reach of 1 over 6 high and 7 + 1 wide, in addition to the operations as well.
They will include other state-of-the-art equipment and state-of-the-art software that will allow the YILPORT Puerto Bolívar terminal to reach new capacities and increase its efficiency and capacity.
The expansion, which will include New Berth #6, will increase the terminal’s capacity by an additional 450m of pier space. The first section is estimated to be operational by mid-2022.
The new container handling equipment was presented at a ceremony attended by Marcelo Loor, the Minister of Transportation and Public Works of Ecuador, Alfredo Jurado, the Regional Manager of Corporate Affairs of Yilport Latam, Clemente Bravo, Prefect of the Province of El Oro and Danny Gamez, Governor of the Province of El Oro.