Yilport Holding has announced that Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala's largest Pacific Ocean port, has become the latest addition to its terminal portfolio.
Yilport took a 55% share in Puerto Quetzal to carry out multi-purpose quay operations at the terminal from October 18, 2018.
Puerto Quetzal, situated in close proximity to Guatemala City, is able to accommodate vessels up to Panamax size with its 820-metre long main berth.
According to a statement, Yilport has already started investing in Puerto Quetzal with the order of four Liebherr Mobile Harbour Cranes (MHCs), which are specially designed to load and unload super Panamax-sized vessels.
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With a lifting capacity of up to 208 tonnes, the new cranes are suitable for container movement, dedicated bulk handling, heavy lifts and project cargo.
In addition to this, Yilport has stated that the MHCs are capable of servicing vessels up to 19 container rows across, increasing the speed and flexibility of terminal operations.
Two of the four cranes are scheduled to begin operations before the end of 2018, while the other two are expected to be delivered during the first half of 2019.
Yildirim Group's subsidiary YILPORT Holding Inc. was established in August 2011 and now operates 21 marine ports and terminals globally.